Invitation to Press Preview: ‘Willem De Rooij: Whiteout’

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Jeroen de Rijke/Willem de Rooij, I’m Coming Home in Forty Days, 1997, Production Still, Courtesy of Galerie Buchholz and Willem de Rooij

Willem de Rooij: Whiteout
September 14 – December 17, 2017
Opening: September 13, 2017, 7-10 pm
Press Preview: Monday, September 11, 2017, 12pm-1:30pm

In the framework of this year’s Berlin Art Week, KW Institute for Contemporary Art opens the exhibition Whiteout on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 7-10 pm. The exhibition is a selection of Willem de Rooij’s production from the last twenty years and connects recent work with seminal pieces made together with Jeroen de Rijke (1970-2006), with whom de Rooij collaborated from 1994 to 2006 under the name de Rijke/de Rooij. Willem de Rooij (born 1969 in Beverwijk, NL) investigates the production, contextualization and interpretation of images. His multifaceted practice includes photography, films, videos, sculpture, sound-recordings, and writing. Appropriated materials, such as found images, objects borrowed from art historical or ethnographic collections, or works by other artists play an important role. Willem de Rooij has been Professor at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main since 2006. In 2015, he founded BPA // Berlin Program for Artists together with Angela Bulloch and Simon Denny, and since 2016 he is a Visiting Advisor at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.

On this occasion, KW Institute for Contemporary Art warmly invites you to a press preview on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 12pm at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte. Please register for the press preview by September 8, 2017 at

The preview is part of the Berlin Art Week press tour (9:30 am-4:45 pm), for which a separate registration is required. If you wish to register for the press tour, please contact Berlin Art Week at

Detailed press information on the program is available at

KW Institute for Contemporary Art is looking forward to welcoming everyone at KW and would be glad to provide further information and images in advance upon request.

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