13 November, 2016 15:00 - 15:30

Artist Pim Palsgraaf will give an artist talk together with art historian Guus Vreebug about Pim's work in the Kunsthal: In the absence of light. Toine Klaassen will give a performance on the occasion of the artist talk.

For Kunsthal Light #15, the raw spatial work of the Rotterdam artist Pim Palsgraaf (1979) takes over the building like a parasite. Slowly but surely, with the passage of time his constructions intervene in the concrete, iron and glass of Koolhaas’ architecture.

Palsgraaf draws his inspiration from the city’s zones of friction and ragged outskirts – the forgotten places where no one comes, sometimes hidden from view as they await a new function. His dark buildings grow to form an abandoned city that floats above the heads of the visitors who walk through it. A sense of uneasiness seizes anyone who realises what is going on above them.

Pim Palsgraaf graduated cum laude in Fine Art from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in 2003. He has exhibited in many venues in the Netherlands and abroad, including New York, Moscow and Leipzig.

Joining the Artist Talk is free of charge upon presentation of a valid Kunsthal admission ticket. Museumkaart and Rotterdampas are valid too.


Kunsthal Light Light creates opportunities for talented artists,  putting the spotlight on modern muralists, urban and comic artists, conceptual art and installations. The artists are given the freedom to create a site-specific work in the display window along the building’s front slope.


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