What a week it was.
We collaborated with Nul Teen Art to give upcoming local to give young local talent like Kiara & Essie a platform. We celebrated the city of Rotterdam with the biggest solo mural yet by its unofficial visual ambassador Ox-Alien. We affirmed the history of monumental bridge De Hef and what it personally means to people through a beautifully moving portrait of its last bridgekeeper by MOTS. We shared our stage with with sculptural artists for the first time, in an expertly curated exhibition by Onno Poiesz. We were warmly welcomed into the Hefpark, an absolutely inspiring and many-sided park maintained by neighborhood residents, for our evening artist talks, writers bench and spoken word performance.
And we simply had a ton of fun with a group of incredibly friendly, open and creative artists from all over the world. There were tacos, drinks, a whole lot of paint, used to create art that will hopefully leave everybody in its surroundings with a smile for many years to come. It would be impossible to list all of the heartwarming moments we were treated to during POW! WOW! Rotterdam 2021, but somehow, filmmaker Eddie Contento of Rauwkost Collective managed to capture a lot of the spirit behind them in the aftermovie we now proudly present.
Take a look, and thanks for going on this journey with us.
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Organize a culture event, despite all the required security measures, where over 5000 visitors where able to safely enjoy art in the fresh outside air over the course of a week? With a lot of adjusting and a lot more team spirit, POW! WOW! Rotterdam proved that it could be done.
On Sunday September 5, the artists of this year’s POW! WOW! Rotterdam start their work. Until Sunday September 12, they’ll be on scaffolding, swinging brushes and spray cans, and doing everything in their power to create new, evocative artwork in the Feijenoord neighborhood.
If you not only want to know where they’ll be painting, but also who they are, the POW! WOW! passport is what you’ve been looking for. This free booklet contains a map featuring all locations of the murals, and background information on its creators, in English and Dutch. You can pick up your free copy (while supplies last) at these food and drink places in the neighborhood, recognizable by the ‘POW! WOW! Rotterdam official partner’ sticker on their window or door:
- Sharp Sharp, Hillelaan 28
- Warung Sayang, Pretorialaan 14a
- Moby Dick, Paul Krugerstraat 92
- Sultan Finini, Vuurplaat 271
- Koffiehandel Pretoria, Bloemfonteinstraat 78C
You can also find them at the following locations:
- POW! WOW! Rotterdam Pop-up shop (Hefpark, Stieltjesplein 2A)
- Rotterdam Central Station, at the entrance to track 4B
- Rotterdam Tourist Info, Coolsingel 114
- Skateland, Piekstraat 45
Step into any of these establishments, pick up the passport, and start your journey through POW! WOW! Rotterdam 2021!