Sarkis at Submarine Wharf Rotterdam

Sarkis’ installation in the submarine wharf – feathered bicycles and colored window filters

Arriving at the RDM campus by ferry from the center of Rotterdam, the first thing that comes to mind is: What is this pirate ship doing here?
‘Los tres hombres’ is temporarily docked here. Several hobbyists climb on ladders to paint the old wooden vessel. It has nothing to do, however, with the exhibition in the Submarine Wharf, 20 meters away.

Los tres hombres

Each year museum Boijmans van Beuningen and Port of Rotterdam organize a large art installation. Summer 2011,  two nordic artists created a dark and creepy ghetto in the big shipyard, with broken cars, a teenage mother, creeps hanging around the lavatories, and a rundown apartment building. Very impressive.

Submarine Wharf in Google Maps

This year, Istanbul based artist Sarkis presents his ‘Ballads’, featuring feathered bicycles to tour around in the exhibition, a UFO-like mobile summer house by the Finnish architect Matti Suroonen, chimes and much more. The exhibition will close in a few days, on Sunday September 30.

Mobile summer house by Finnish designer xx

Interior of the mobile summer house