Cape color

Aad Hoogendoorn

Date: Friday, August 25, 2017, 16.00 – 18.00 pm
Location Z-files #19: Storyhouse Belvédère
Free access

This summer nine ornaments lists with restored and new artworks in the Katendrecht district of Rotterdam will be delivered. The paintings are realized in the project Cape color from Verhalenhuis Belvédère and BKOR. The images are about Katendrecht and Cape artists and artists. Works by Daan van Golden, Dolf Henkes, Wally Elenbaas, Louis van Roode and portraits by Johnny Hoes and Leo Mineur are included in the selection, which was made in consultation with residents. On 25 August the completion of Cape color celebrated with the 19e edition of Z-Files, Art and the City.

The visual artists Wally Elenbaas, Dolf Henkes, Louis van Roode and Daan van Golden all lived in Katendrecht. Not only the presence of artists, but also that of music are inextricably linked to the cultural history of the Cape; think of Johnny Hoes. This colorful cultural history is celebrated this year. Thanks to the presence of a lot of visual arts - sculptures and murals - the Katendrecht peninsula already has a small outdoor museum. A further nine murals are being added - some new, others refurbished.

The 19e edition of the Z-Files series is a talk show in Verhalenhuis Belvédère. In a public program of one and a half hour, the ornaments lists and new paintings are further examined and discussed. What do the images mean for Katendrecht, and what does Katendrecht mean for artists and makers of the paintings? Anna Visser presents this Z-Files, which is opened by alderman Hugo de Jonge (Education, Youth and Care). The rich cultural history of Katendrecht is discussed in interviews with stakeholders and residents and through a column by Jan Oudenaarden. The results of the Summer School (the Cape color educational project for children between 9 and 12 year) presented at Verhalenhuis Belvédère. The Summer School takes place from 7 to 11 August and includes courses 'XL painting' and 'interviewing'. You can register via Storyhouse Belvédère.

Cape color is a BKOR project. The restorations were carried out by Reclame Atelier Leo Mineur. The peripheral programming of Cape color was developed in collaboration with Verhalenhuis Belvédère. Cape color was established with the support of Woonstad Rotterdam, crowdfunding and recruitment by residents, Opzoomer Mee, Storyhouse Belvédère, Job Dura Fund, Promotion of Volkskracht, Elise Mathilde Fund, Erasmus Foundation, Collection of Wijngaarden-Boot and the Deltaport Donation Fund.


Residents defend your nest with peace

Transfer at the port

Johnny Hoes

Leo Mineur


Two boys from Katendrecht