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Group exhibtition Secret Society until September 22nd

Behind every closed door there may be a hidden world, its rules and rituals only known to admitted members. A secret society can pursue political, religious, economic or perverse objectives, but there is one common denominator: they all operate in the shadows. At times because these practices cannot see the light of day, at others because sharing a secret creates a sense of belonging, a feeling of unity which every human not-so-secretly is searching for.

We all fear the unknown, yet the mystique of underground labyrinths, the maze of a hidden world appeals to everyone’s imagination. The artists of the group exhibition Secret Society use and depict their fascination for the hidden, thereby uncovering the paradox of a secret. After all, a secret only exists when it is shared, yet disappears the moment it comes out.
The exhibition takes place in a yet undisclosed location within the AVL Mundo premises. While the gate to this ‘secret society’ is usually kept closed, for once its secrets will be shared.

Participating artists: Joost Benthem – Vincent Ceraudo – Gaëlle Choisne – Paul Geelen – Carlijn Kingma – Chaim van Luit – David Maroto – Anthony Nestel – Jennifer Rubell – Rustan Söderling – Joop Schafthuizen and others

Opening Saturday September 7th, 16:00 hrs – 21:00 hrs

Opening hours
From September 8th until September 22nd 2019
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 – 17:30

Every Saturday afternoon there is a free guided tour at 14:00
AVL Mundo, Keileweg 18, Rotterdam
Entrance = free

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September 7, 2019 - opening 'Secret Society'

Saturday September the 7th at 4PM opens AVL Mundo its doors to the exhibtition called ‘Secret Society’ which we will celebrate with an evening full of art and talks! The exhibtion takes place in the art storage at Keileweg 18. For once AVL Mundo shares this usually inaccesible place with the public. ‘Secret Society’ explores the land of clandestine worlds and unlocks the occult as it examines what is normally behind closed doors.

Artist include: Chaim van Luit, Gaëlle Choisne, Rustan Söderling, Vincent Ceraudo, Paul Geelen, Antony Nestel, and Carlijn Kingma.

Free to the public, the exhibition is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8-22 September. More information follows soon: keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook.

Past events:

June 14, 2019 – Brutus Art Prize + Summer Barbecue

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February 8, 2019 - ThE riGHt tO RighT/WrOnG

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Sculpture garden

Our sculpture garden provides you with an exhibition of some of the most iconic works by Atelier Van Lieshout. Some of the works are part of the so-called core collection of the foundation. The garden is open during weekdays from 9.00 till 17.00hrs. Free entrance.


Priscila Fernandes wins Brutus Art Prize

We are pleased to announce that Priscila Fernandes (Portugal, 1981) is the first winner of the Brutus Art Prize!

The jury praises Fernandes’ playful and accurate approach to social themes. She challenges viewpoints on work and leisure with both humor and honesty. This approach makes that her work has found a natural home in the city of Rotterdam – once the city of working people, now a city with an increasing amount of tourists.

The Brutus Art Prize is both for upcoming artists as well as established local icons. We are very happy that the jury wanted to extend an honourable mention to the Rotterdam artist Woody van Amen (1936, Eindhoven). The jury is impressed by the important position he still occupies within Rotterdam’s art scene. For almost fifty years, Van Amen has produced a sensational and multifaceted oeuvre that includes painting, sculpture, installation, and film. He doesn’t let a day go by without producing art. ´´I have to go to my studio – every day“

About the Brutus Art Prize
The Brutus Art Prize is an initiative of AVL Mundo foundation and Joep van Lieshout. The award is €4,000 and an exhibition at AVL Mundo in September.
Priscila Fernandes will receive the Brutus Art Prize on Friday June 14th at 7pm by Chair of the jury Mariette Dölle and artist Joep van Lieshout. For more information click here.

Press about the Brutus Art Prize.





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Our supporters

AVL Mundo is proud of her partners and supporters. Without them we wouldn’t be able to offer you exhibitions for free (or very little money).

Furthermore, we collaborate with people with great ideas. In the past, we have joined forces with Fabrique Mozaïque (Motel Mozaïque), De Doelen, Connie Jansen Danst, Object Rotterdam, de Geheime Tuin, Witte de With, Tale of a Tub, TENT, De Surfschool (for Art Break) and the World Harbour Days.

If you have good idea, or want to support us, contact us via mail@avlmundo.org or have a look at our support page.