Photos Project(or)
On Friday 1 February 2008, MAMA moved into the former central post office on the Coolsingel with large material, and on Tuesday 12 February everything was spic and span once again. In the intervening time we showed the great diversity and dynamism of what art currently has to offer, via all the various project spaces that we invited to Rotterdam to present themselves and their artists.
Participants came from all around the world (Cameroon, Los Angeles, Casablanca, Melbourne and Johannesburg), and just around the corner (the Rotterdam nieuwe westen, The Hague and Breda) ? and from many towns and cities in between. The nearly 2.500 visitors who attended Project(or) in 5 days of 'art fair' were exceptionally mixed for a presentation of contemporary art. Naturally the artistic field was curious what Project(or) had to offer, and partly due to press releases and attention (see above) a great many professionals came, from neighbouring countries as well.

Better still was the highly successful campaign in the Havenloods local newspaper, which brought in some 200 Rotterdammers with a discount coupon on Saturday. The outside presentation on the sidewalk by the K3 Project space from Zurich also attracted many curious passers-by inside, and the reasonably priced entry fee of ? 3.50 was certainly not a hindrance. Groups of students from art colleges throughout the country, for whom admission was free, MAMA's network and that of other initiatives, the sponsors and officials concerned, gallery owners and collectors made the party complete. Below is a quick impression (for the time being) of the atmosphere in images, which we will complete soon. And as far as MAMA is concerned: to all sponsors, fans, visitors, volunteers and participants, a massive thank you for your confidence and efforts! Next year we'll do something nice again during Art Rotterdam!
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