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Witte de Withstraat 29-31, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nonprofit Organization



Homebase for the youngest generation artists and art lovers > MAMA exists for 15 years and has turned into a much discussed and influential platform offering an intractable, kaleidoscopic view on contemporary visual culture to be seen and experienced by a broad audience.

Over the years, MAMA developed into an expert in the field of youth- and contemporary visual culture and found itself at the foundation of an active development in Dutch art, aimed at participation. The original target group aged 16 - 26, has been active in the organization from the beginning. In 2005 / 2006 MAMA developed two educational courses intended to develop talent: MAMA Rookies, a course for auxiliary jobs in the cultural field and Rookies MA (formerly Mister Miyagi Curating Tomorrow), a DIY curatorial traning course.

MAMA also participates in projects and workshops by others. In its programme and educational courses the organization frequently collaborates with other cultural institutions at home and abroad.



A screening event in conjunction with HOST, with artists' films from the great beyond. Presented by: Basje Boer Location: WORM Rotterdam Date & Time: Sunday 4 February, 20:30 hours (20:00 Doors Open) Tickets: €5,- pre-sale / €6 at the door (free entry with a Cineville or WORM membership) ---- On February 4, MAMA presents a smörgåsbord of artists' films injected into our rational world from realities parallel and beyond. MAMA invites you to a film programme, inspired by motifs from the exhibition HOST, where out-of-body experiences meet expeditions deep into the cavities of bodies. Flesh, blood, pixels, bits & glitches, LARP, RPG, and 80's and 90's cartoon series mix with bold soundtracks, in an attempt to reconcile technology and the body. Curiously, motifs such as the news broadcast and the documentary resurface time and again as a way of dealing with the impending apocalypse. Includes work by Peter Burr, Jeremy Coulliard, Ville Kallio and many others. **Contains violent imagery** The evening is introduced and presented by Basje Boer, film critic and novelist, who publishes for De Groene Amsterdammer, Filmkrant, Das Magazin en De Gids among many other titles. Her debut novel Bermuda came out in May 2016, her new novel will appear in 2018.

Tomorrow there will be a new years celebration like no other. New Year New Me (#itsnotaphasemom) - 24 hour Makeover will turn the WORM S/ash Gallery into a 24 hour long sleepless sleep over. CONSTANT RECORDING ( #DEARDIARY ). CONSTANT #MAKEOVER Join them in this unsafe playground, where you'll enter and participate in their streamed world. Supported by MAMA

MAMA's her-story in less that 60 seconds, now available in the latest 😉 Dutch only.

In Transit - Exhibition is a moving exhibition in which a group of six artists travel through the Nederlands, via several cultural organizations they will present their works in a truck. Today they will park their exhibition space in front of showroom MAMA. Come and check them out between 13.00 en 16.00 before they move on to the next stop!

>> May I have your attention please << MAMA is looking for a graphic designer for our new visual identity and website. Check out the vacancy for more details and get those creative juices flowing.

The 21st of December is the shortest day of the year, where the sun is at its lowest point. On this day, we celebrated the return of the light and the winter solstice. In the natural surroundings of the Proefpark de Punt, we explored local mythologies, the supernatural, and the body as a prism for new modes of thinking. Photo credits Tomas Mutsaers

MAMA <8> WORM Rotterdam Event: NYE ctrl alt 23.00 - 06.00 Beep. Krrrggg. We have been approached by friendly Kunstblock neighbour to partake in algorithmic transfer of marketing message. Aiming to create diverse group of humans for emotional awareness during NYE party at WORM Rotterdam. Join. Please. Join. Join. Experience the next evolutionary step in our collective urban future: a perfect synergy of technology and humanity where emotions are released in their purest form. Come and enter the loop in the past, present and future. Bleep. Be sure to grab an orbital UFO to your local digital ticketshop asap: Intergalactic Metropolitan Entities providing stimuli: • The Infamous Mudclub w/ Monica Electronica, Jos Traa a.k.a. Josz LeBon, Sjerk Zee & Richelle Soigni (Music) • Wunderbar Eigenes Crew + (Music) • Rogier Keller a.k.a. Mad’r + Jimi Hooker (The Fat Mermaid, FAT FRIDAY (Music) • Marco Broeders a.k.a. Co2RO (Decor + Lights) • Concept by Kolijn Jagersma w/ Pleun + Isis van Geffen + Pupae Hurei (Performance + Installations)

Tonight we will celebrate the shortest day in the year!! With a performance by Eothen Stearn, a lecture about local mythology and an essay specially written for this night it promises to be a extraordinary evening. Hope to see you tonight at our Winter Solstice.

Especially for HOST Tarwuk, Anni Puolakka & Jaakko Pallasvuo made three pieces of tiny art works aka zine's for you to purchase at the Showroom.

For those who would like to work with some of the finest art institutes on the Witte de Withstraat: Check out this vacancy at Kunstblock There are only a few days left to apply. So hurry up & good Luck!!

The 21st of December is the shortest day of the year, where the sun is at its lowest point. On this day, we are celebrating the return of the light and the winter solstice. In the natural surroundings of the Proefpark de Punt, we explore local mythologies, the supernatural, and the body as a prism for new modes of thinking. The evening begins with a lecture by Urban Witch Amanda Wams, who discusses the love affair between the God of the Maas and the Rotte River Nymph. (Dutch spoken – English handout provided). The evening culminates with a new work by Eothen Stearn, SHEE-LA-NA-GIG, a performative lecture incorporating image, music, and text and taking influences from Denise Diderot, Jean Genet, vagina loquens folklore, and experimental 1970’s porn. ´Witching Ain´t Easy´, a new essay by London-based writer and editor Phillipa Snow, will be presented during this evening. --- Clothing advice: This is an outdoor event. Although there are heaters and shelter, we advise dressing for cold, wet weather. ---- The celebration of the winter solstice takes place as part of the exhibition HOST – a duo exhibition featuring work by Jaakko Pallasvuo & Anni Puolakka and Tarwuk – on show at MAMA until 11 February 2018. ---- For more information check our website: