Guided Tour: HOUSING
by REMCO TORENBOSCH
Join us on a guided tour by Remco Torenbosch for the exhibition HOUSING. The exhibition is a case study by Remco Torenbosch that consists of an exhibition and public program. It is the second part of an ongoing series of case studies in which Torenbosch collaborates with artist and archivists to research the history of (social) housing, accessibility and ownership. HOUSING focuses on the notion of (social) housing through the history and present of the Justus van Effen-complex, which exemplifies the last three housing crises in Rotterdam. The selected works by Carolyn Lazard, Ghislaine Leung, Park McArthur, Ima-Abasi Okon and Bik Van der Pol consist mainly of interventions that actively dialogue with the historical space and its accessibility, as well as with the few archival documents on Rotterdam's history of housing distress loaned by Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam. The public talks revolve around housing conditions within Rotterdam and Spangen, examine the complex influence of ownership and accessibility on housing, and explore possible alternatives.
PHOTO: Bik Van der Pol, a half mile of string, Photo: LNDWstudio
REMCO TORENBOSCH studied at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, Universität der Künste in Berlin, and is an alumnus of the Rijksakademie Amsterdam. In 2013, he was nominated for the Prix de Rome. His work has been exhibited in places such as: Kunsthaus Zurich, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Kunsthalle Wien, De Appel Amsterdam, Victoria and Albert Museum London, CAC Parc Saint Léger, Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, and GAMeC Bergamo.
PART OF THE EXHIBITION
een case study van REMCO TORENBOSCH