6 April, 2021 - 22 October, 2021

The Kunsthal and our main sponsor ING have joined forces to organise another new online edition of the Kunstbuzz, this time in the exhibition We Are Animals. Pupils from the lower classes of secondary education can register for a virtual tour of the exhibition with word artist Ivan Words. The official language of the Kunstbuzz is Dutch.

In the exhibition We Are Animals you can discover the world of animals in art. Sculptures of polar bears with feathers, enormous paintings of cuddlable cats and a flying elephant: unusual animals created by more than thirty contemporary artists meet in the Kunsthal. The works are focused on the relation between people and animals and show us how we look at ourselves in terms of animals. Why do we find animals sweet? Which human attributes do we give to animals? And why are we so fascinated by wild animals? 

Your own poem or rap

Word artist Ivan Words guides pupils from secondary school education [roughly 12 – 16 years] through his experience of the exhibition We Are Animals. He challenges them to think about how they can turn images into words, and shows how they can convert their opinion about or interpretation of a work of art into a story. The pupils then make their own poem, rap, dialogue or comic strip in the video workshop in three steps.

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Word artist Ivan Words together with the ING lion in the exhibition We Are Animals. Photo Marco De Swart

How does it work?


STEP 1. Register your class here. The online Kunstbuzz We Are Animals – VO is suitable for the lower classes of secondary education [roughly 12 – 16 years].

STEP 2. Within five working days you will receive the teaching pack at school containing:

  • Viewer Guide for every pupil
  • A folder for the exhibition We Are Animals
  • A handout for teachers with ways of filling in the lesson

STEP 3. You receive a link to the different parts of the video lesson by e-mail.

Total duration of videos: 16 minutes, plus 15 minutes writing time. The assignments in the Viewer Guide last about 30 minutes. The lesson can be expanded or modified as you prefer, see the tips in the handout

Registration is open until Friday 22 October 2021 (pending availability)

See also

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Exhibition We Are Animals in Kunsthal Rotterdam. Poto Marco De Swart

Aanmelden Kunstbuzz We Are Animals VO

Werk jij in het onderwijs en wil je dat de online Kunstbuzz ook naar jouw school komt? Meld je dan nu aan! Aanmelden van meerdere klassen per school is mogelijk, maar deze graag apart aanmelden (dus één klas per formulier).

Kunsthal Shop and terrace open again!
The Kunsthal Shop and the terrace of the Kunsthal Café are open again from Tuesday to Sunday from 12.00 to 17.30 hrs. The Kunsthal is currently still closed. Stay tuned.
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