Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday | 17:00 - 21:00
Thursday | 17:00 - 21:00
Friday | 17:00 - 21:00
Saturday | 17:00 - 21:00
Sunday | Closed
We are Doomed
We...are Doomed (Pragmatic Propaganda)
The Irrational Library + TRIK
Voorwoord: Leon Verdonschot, Joost Swarte.
BOOK/ALBUM lancering Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem + tour.
FB event: https://fb.me/e/3D3S5bSay
As part of the ART ROTTERDAM program we bring you:
‘We...are Doomed' (Pragmatic Propaganda) is an artistic collaboration between The Irrational Library (band) and cartoonist TRIK, conspiring together to come up with the soundtrack and storyboard of a society scorched and scarred. A book and an album full of spoken soul punk rock’n roll. Music and art aligned together with a cover to cover book stacked with razor sharp news-cartoons and illustrations that draw upon poetical essence behind each song. This is a collaboration of minds fueled by music and imagery, one that will surely make the enaged mind sink into every song and in every page. Works that synthesis music, poetry and art all for the sake of refueling the stagnant thought processes of a dehydrated mind. By combining all of these elements into a new form of “pragmatic propaganda” The Irrational Library and TRIK will be supporting this release with a tour of galleries and podia filling it with the arts, sights and sounds of a true propaganda extravaganza of live music and art. An event full of bombast and mind tingling inclusive antagonistical insight, combining the get up and come get some groove of The Irrational Library encompassed by the kaleidoscope poster, art and cartoon-design, portrayed in the artistic views of TRIK. A sensory collaboration that will surprise, contradict and catch you off guard. Come get some!
Considering the corona measurements it is not clear yet in which form this exhibition will take place. Keep an eye on the website and our socials for updates.
Roodkapje offers a unique art programme, an exhibition space and an artistic development program in downtown Rotterdam.
Our art program is dynamic, surprising and multi-voiced at heart. Exhibitions, workshops, installations, talks, performances, experiments and the new Hamburger Community of Art residency form the basis of our programme. Whether it’s making Russian dumplings, performing a group choreography, creating face masks or indulging in a jelly fruit performance - you can engage in our public art program in many, many ways.
The Hamburger Community of Art artists-in-residence and the various art programmers are the ones who have the strongest say in the development of Roodkapje’s art programme. They determine the content and shape of the many activities that are being organized throughout the year and, thereby, are an integral part of Roodkapje. Without them, Roodkapje would not be the same.
If you are looking for unconventional, experimental yet accessible art, then Roodkapje is the place for you.
Monday | Closed
The Hamburger Community of Art (HCA) is a yearlong artistic development program for emerging artists. During this pilot year, Roodkapje aims to equip the selected artists – as well as the audience – with skills to be resourceful and self-sufficient in assembling diverse voices through training, mentoring and with support in organizing events, presentations and workshops. The HCA will produce and host cultural events, social activities and projects that will be open to all audiences.
The HCA is based on the principles of experimentation, collaboration and developing new artistic practices. Questions we need to ask ourselves are: What can artists learn from each other? How can (young) artists stimulate their development collectively? What can society learn from artists and vice versa?
Roodkapje is excited to introduce to you the residents of Hamburger Community of Art for 2021. These five artists will provide for you the majority of Roodkapje’s program as they stay with us until the end of the year. As COVID heavily impacted our program and residents last year, some of this year’s faces may already be familiar to our loyal visitors. Read more about our HCA residents below or follow them via https://hamburger.community/
Pictures by Julia Vroegh
Expressively painted figures of self-assured black people are playing the lead in Iriée Zamblé’s work. Zamblé puts a magnifying glass upon some of the passengers that pass us daily, but are nonetheless underrepresented in art today. Acquaintances, passengers and friends lay at the base of the paintings. By appropriating details of their appearance, Zamblé shapes a new, bold and vivid figure. Zamblé positions black people as the standard rather than an exception.
Danielle Hoogendoorn works impulsively and associative, and so is her use of materials. Based on her experiences, she tells her stories portrayed by her favourite animals. Animals play and important role in her life and work. They are a means to see how far she can go before the border between art and kitsch is crossed. Even though Daniëlle’s work appears sweet and girly at first sight, things are not always as peaceful as they seem. Through her direct approach she tries to take the formal character of painting and the museum’s white wall out of account, looking to redefine these existing conventions with banality and humour.
Erik Peters is a multidisciplinary artist and designer combining graphic and spatial design with investigative research and speculative storytelling. He creates scenarios, publications and artefacts which explore possible futures in its plurality. Through queering ecology and technology he examines more-than-human perspectives within an ecosystem of interdependencies.
Lavinia Xausa (IT) works, lives and pretends to learn Dutch in Rotterdam. The center of her artistic practice consists in applying semiotics and sacred art research to an ongoing, participatory art practice, by involving groups of people on self analysis and auto-recognition of their own role in history. Shifting through different kinds of media, from photography to moving images, found footage, sound and text, from writing to performance, she aims to reframe the present in the light of ancient narratives well established in the collective memory
Gill Baldwin uses analog and digital methods to explore the biases and behaviours of contemporary digital technology. Her background as an interior architect explores the incorporation of digital technologies within the built environment and their effect on the neighbourhood, the self, and human agency.
Roodkapje is the breeding ground for young musicians, programmers and other upcoming talent from home and abroad.
From bedroom folk, minimalist electro and dreampop to noise, downtempo beats and trip-hop – all is heard first at Roodkapje. Both local and global fresh talents often kick-off at Roodkapje, where they receive the support and freedom needed to experiment. A music night at Roodkapje means a night full of undiscovered and emerging bands, DJs, labels and collectives. Keep an eye or two on our music events and be the first to discover new talent.
Bound Centre is a label, collective and club night based in Rotterdam. It is initiated and represented by Victor Metske, S x m b r a, Ice Viper, Imhotel and Holowave. Together they aspire to provide a new soundtrack to the contemporary reality of the city by fusing scenes, genres and ideology. Thereby taking Rotterdam club culture to a whole new (and next) level. Bound Centre's mix of sounds and influences takes shape during their club nights, organized on a regular basis at Roodkapje Rotterdam.
Graphic design: Jonathan Castro
Kampung is a Rotterdam-based music collective / label focused on the development of talent. They aim to be a platform for beginning artists who struggle to find their way in the jungle that is the contemporary music scene. Combining Downtempo Beats, Trip-Hop, Hip-Hop and other styles of a beat type nature, Kampung aims to create a family-like environment for their creators.Artists in their roster include Gita Buhari, Glimlip, Imhotel, BoiMesa and more to be announced soon.
After their first succesful club night on March 1st 2019 at Roodkapje (with Radius ETC, Boi Mesa, Filosofische Stilte and Imhotel) we are more than happy and excited to see what Kampung has in store for us in the future.
The creative mastermind behind Kampung is Rotterdam-based musician and producer Arjuna Vlasblom.
Graphic design: Luc Schol.
FOEF is a platform for the queer community based in Delft. They offer a space to come together and celebrate what it means to be out and proud. At the beginning of March 2019, FOEF flew over to Rotterdam to throw a fairytale-themed night at Roodkapje full of magical STARDUST, poisonous apples, glass STILETTOS and golden carriages.
At FOEF, you do not have to dress in a certain way, talk about certain things, dance in a certain way and love in a certain way. You can dress/talk/dance and love however and whoever you want! So you don’t have to be gay to join: the more diversity, the better!
Join this queer initiative next time for a non-conformative art, music and fun party.
KONTRA is a grass roots project that focuses on supporting countercultures and subversive art. It is Rotterdam-based but welcomes all dissidents from any and everywhere. KONTRA explores the boundaries between art and social activism and offers alternative ways of art making, partying and art management. We search for countercultures
In March 2019, KONTRA pulled off Rotterdam's very first Slut Walk and organized a banner-making workshop and extended cultural programme at Roodkapje. We are happy and proud to support KONTRA and are eager to march on together.
The Hamburger Community of Live is Roodkapje’s yearlong development trajectory for five young, talent event programmers. Throughout the year, the programmers of the HCL will work collectively on five interdisciplinary programmes build around the work and research of the Hamburger Community artists, while also producing individual live-events. During their working period at Roodkapje, the programmers receive individual mentorships by professionals from the field, helping them to further develop themselves as event organisers and continue to expand what live events could be like in the future.
Roodkapje is excited to introduce to you the residents of the Hamburger Community of Live for 2021. These five programmers will provide for you the majority of Roodkapje’s program as they stay with us until the end of the year. As COVID heavily impacted our program and residents last year, some of this year’s faces may already be familiar to our loyal visitors. Read more about our HCL residents below or follow them via https://hamburger.community/
Pictures by Julia Vroegh
Louisa is a Rotterdam based digital artist working with themes around gaming and the effect of new technologies on the player's perception of reality. By analysing gameplay methods and implementing them into Real Life settings, she is creating scenarios in which the viewer turns into the protagonist of an interactive fictional narrative.
Arjuna Vlasblom is a musician, producer and promoter active in bands like Gita Buhari, Smudged, Paksoi among others. As a promoter he specialises in Hip-hop, Trip-Hop and other Beat oriented music for Kampung, and in Experimental electronica for Bound Centre. As a musician Arjuna has always been active in multiple genres ranging from Hip-hop to Krautrock and from Soul to Electronica and during his residency he’d like to expand his programming palate to go beyond the electronic oriented genres he specialises in at the moment. Beyond that he’d like to be able to add a musical perspective and input to the visual artists of the HCA when a specific project demands it. Other than that he’d like to get more experience and expertise when it comes to multidisciplinary curation.
To combat against boredom in his small hometown of Castricum, Mitchell began organising concerts at the local youth center from 2008. After moving to Rotterdam to attend the Zadkine Pop Academie, the urge to organise concerts returned. In 2011, he organised his first event in Rotterdam, at Roodkapje during their stay at the Meent. From that moment onwards he programmed for several stages and festivals such as Eendracht Festival, Ekcit, Iguanarama at Pompenburg, The Gravel Pit and our own Roodkapje Sub space. Over the past 6 years he has worked as booking agent for Rock ’n Roll Highschool, supporting bands like Iguana Death Cult, The Homesick and many others, bringing them to stages ranging from V11 to Lowlands’ X-ray venue. As part of the HCL residency, Mitchell will continue to focus on live music, with the aim of bringing people from different disciplines together, and hopes to inspire fruitful collaborations between the Dutch art and music scenes.
You might have seen Rūta around at Pinkman, Worm, or as of most recently, Roodkapje. She is a freelance creative, working within the field of PR & communication in music alongside some writing and radio making. She also recently decided to share her music obsession with the rest of the world through DJing.
Lodewijk van Dijk
Lodewijk is 24-year-old born and raised, proud Rotterdammert. Graduated from the ‘Theatherhavo/vwo’, Lodewijk studied dance at Codarts for 2 years before going in a different direction. After his departure from Codarts, Lodewijk performed at DOX, started organising parties such as NOCHE and LÓlÓ’S DISCO TOKO, and develop as a freelance performer and clubkid. In this role he hosted, organised, performed and acted as doorbitch for various parties and events. During this time he also developed his alter ego LÓLÓ VON DYK. With the HCL residency, Lodewijk is taking a step away from the spotlight and will focus on organising and curating live events. “I want to learn how to make my concepts come to life, and to be a good programmer, organiser, and partyguru.” During his time at the HCL, Lodewijk will try to find a way to combine all his interests and talents into one big creation.
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday | 12:00 - 21:00
Thursday | 12:00 - 21:00
Friday | 12:00 - 21:00
Saturday | 12:00 - 21:00
Sunday | Closed
Burgertrut, just like any other restaurant, had to close down but opened their doors for Burgertrut TO-GO. Check the menu here! To order call or use WhatsApp: 06 408 984 75 or just drop by. Tue - Sat 17.00 - 21.00 uur
Burgertrut serves the best homemade veggie, vegan and organic beef burgers in town.
Burgertrut is Roodkapje's cosy hamburger restaurant where you can drink, eat and meet others! The best veggie, vegan and organic beef burgers in town are accompanied by a great selection of art, music, coffee, tea, homemade (vegan) cakes, healthy salads and soups. Best of all, the profit of Burgertrut supports the cultural program of Roodkapje.