Projects II (contextual)

MELANCHOTOPIA

Melanchotopia is an exhibition at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam that invites more than forty international artists to work with different venues in the city-center of Rotterdam – places where people live and work – and to activate their potential as spaces for ideas, discourse and invention. From large-scale interventions to very 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. It is an exhibition about the reality of Rotterdam.

Melanchotopia is curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen and Anne-Claire Schmitz