There is no city in the Netherlands with so much visual art in public space as Rotterdam. BKOR manages and renews the extensive city collection in collaboration with involved Rotterdam residents, companies and institutions. BKOR takes care of the management and maintenance of more than 500 works of art from the Rotterdam Sculpture Collection and advises the municipality, citizens and artists with regard to the realization, placement, relocation and remediation of public works of art. BKOR mediates between the demand from the city for art and urban beautification and the supply of (Rotterdam) artists. BKOR is a knowledge and documentation center for all public works of art in Rotterdam and is responsible for, among other things, the program Z-Files, Art and the City in collaboration with Sculpture International Rotterdam (SIR), programs from CBK Rotterdam.
Z-Files, Art and the City is a program in which art, public space and the city are discussed through lectures, events, presentations, manifestations, guest lectures and excursions. The aim of the program is to bring attention to the special collection of artworks in the public space of Rotterdam and to highlight current developments in the city. Z-Files, Art and the City represents - with the dynamic Z (from Zadkine) in the logo - a program of reflections on the activities of BKOR and SIR, which can also be seen and read in the newspaper.