Kunsthal and the city
The Kunsthal does not have a collection of its own. It owes its existence to collaborations with a variety of international, national, regional and local institutions, museums, artists, specialists, foundations and businesses. In addition, the Kunsthal places even more emphasis on an annually recurring collaboration connected with a large-scale exhibition, thematically appealing to a broad (and new) public, ideally suited for optimal visibility, and offering points of contact with the city.
Collaboration with parties in the city and further afield
As was the case with the Gaultier exhibition in 2013, the James Bond exhibition in 2014 and the Keith Haring exhibition in 2015, the Kunsthal has yet again managed to enter into metropolitan ventures and to take care of visibility in the city, as shown by the examples below. The Kunsthal proudly looks back on the successful ‘Peter Lindbergh. A Different Vision on Fashion Photography’ exhibition that had its world premiere in Rotterdam and drew 110,000 visitors. To this day, Peter Lindbergh belongs to the most influential fashion photographers of the past forty years, as was obvious from the enormous national and international response.
Peter Lindbergh photo shoot en city dressing
In April a special photo shoot took place in collaboration with Rotterdam Harbour. Peter Lindbergh, who prefers to use industrial locations, descended on the EMO company premises, together with his team and the staff of Vogue The Netherlands. The leading parts were played by supermodel Lara Stone and rising star Elisa Hupkes. During the ‘A Different Vision on Fashion Photography’ exhibition a number of photographs caught the eye in significant spots in the city, on the Delftse Poort, on the front of hotel partner Mainport and on the Joulz building. The LED screen programming board in the main court of Central Station also included an impression of the photo shoot.
Judging by the numerous social media likes of the exhibition, visitors were very enthusiastic about the wonderful portraits and the human approach Peter Lindbergh expresses in his photography. The image on Delftse Poort also resulted in a lot of social media attention.