Witte de With
3 September–27 November 2011

From large-scale interventions to simple gestures, Melanchotopia supports a range of artistic practices that go beyond the classical approach to displaying art in public space. Working with the existing dynamics of the city, Witte de With’s intention is to bring forward the diverse layers of daily life in Rotterdam, creating a rich framework for subjective encounters.
A city under perpetual construction, Rotterdam today seems equally driven by the habit of a self-willed mourning and the promise of an ideal place, yet to come. The center of the city, which has sustained the most development, remains primary ground for the contradictions at play.

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