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WITTE DE WITH

PLACEText: Kana Sunayama

The director of this facility takes up his/her position for every 6 years. Chris Dercon has been a director from 1990, the opening year, to 1995, and right after that he was selected as a director at Boymans van Beuningen Museum. He is currently a director at Haus der Kunst in Munich. Bartomeu Mari, who was replaced by Chris Dercon at that time, is now a director at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona.

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Gareth Moore, We both step and do not step in the same rivers, with Heraclitean bench , 2008 © Bo Goedewaagen

After having been a curator at Centre Pompidou and Jeu de Paume and a director for Documenta X of 1997, Catherine David was welcomed as a top from 2002 to 2004. She introduced many artists from Arab counties and has reigned as a pioneer of directing art exhibitions in the world.
In 2006 Nicolaus Schaaffhausen is appointed as a director who was a curator for the German pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2007.

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Liam Gillick, Three perspectives and a short scenario, 2008, Installation view Witte de With, Courtesy Liam Gillick, © Bob Goedewaagen

Witte de With is not only a name of the contemporary art center but also a name of the street, where the center is located on. There are galleries, cutting-edge shops, cafes, bars and restaurants gathered on Witte de With street. Both the center and the street of Witte de With together have been developed as a center for today’s art and culture in Rotterdam.

Witte de With, center for contemporary art
Address: 50 Witte de Withstraat, 3012 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)10 411 0144
info@wdw.nl
http://www.wdw.nl

Text: Kana Sunayama
Translation: Mariko Takei
Photos: Courtesy of Witte de With

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