Rotterdam Xpanded: boosting your art experience

From 18 June through 18 September, IFFR, Kunsthal Rotterdam and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen present the summer programme Rotterdam Xpanded.

Take a stroll from Olafur Eliasson's impressive installation Notion motion in Boijmans to the wonderful retrospective Botero: Celebrate Life! in the Kunsthal. In the Museumpark, you can watch movies in white tents during IFFR White Nights and there is music, delicious food and workshops you can attend. The three programmes constituting Rotterdam Xpanded coincide on 13 through 17 July. More info and tickets on


Olafur Eliasson: Notion motion

18 June through 18 September

This summer, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen re-exhibits the installation Notion motion (2005) by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (1967). Eliasson specially created this monumental art work for Boijmans. It consists of three different light projections that explore the interaction between water, light and the viewer. Notion motion uses as many as 20,562 litres of water and 800 pieces of duckboard. The piece was donated to the museum in 2005 by the Han Nefkens Foundation.

Botero: Celebrate Life! 

2 July through 11 September

In Botero: Celebrate Life!, Kunsthal displays almost one hundred paintings, drawings and pastels by the world-renowned Columbian artist Fernando Botero (1932). It also includes a few sculptures, the eye-stopper being Caballo, a monumental sculpture of a horse. This retrospective of Botero’s sizeable oeuvre comprises the favourite works of the artist himself. Every week of the exhibition, Kunsthal hosts Latin Life Sundays, featuring music, dance, food, cocktails, theatre, poetry and circus.

IFFR White Nights 

13 through 17 July

In the centre of the Museumpark, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) erects its tents during IFFR White Nights. Under a white canvass roof, short films will be shown, shot in countries such as Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Tunisia. IFFR White Nights exhibits the pool of talent entering Europe as a result of the inflow of refugees. Every day, the programme features a music documentary and a feature film, there are workshops and visitors can enjoy great food. One of the tents is programmed by Het Nieuwe Instituut. IFFR White Nights is supported by Rotterdam Festivals.

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