|About Dead Darlings:
Dead Darlings is an anonymous and subversive auction series that started in Amsterdam in 2005. This is the first edition that will take place in Rotterdam and is a collaboration between Dead Darlings and De Zwarte Ruyter.
By tradition, all the lots will be introduced by title only. The contributing artists will be listed on our website, but will not be revealed in connection to the work until the sale is final.
By keeping the auctioned work anonymous we want to take pressure off the names, and give the works the opportunity to stand on their own.
Dead Darlings are works that have lost their relevance to the final work of an artist, but have remained relevant to him or her, because of their meaning during the course of their making. They are the innocent victims of the artistic process, and we want to give them a chance to be liberated from that context and appreciated for the qualities they display as singular autonomous entities.
Rules & guidelines:
· Entrance is free
· Bidding is open to all
· Payments in cash only
We look forward to seeing
you at the auction!
From the Hague/Amsterdam (From the motorway A13 direction Rotterdam). Near Rotterdam keep right, take the turning 'Ring Rotterdam West'. Keep left, take turning Centrum. At the 2nd traffic light turn right (direction Euromast/Maastunnel). Straight on, past the Euromast, enter the Maastunnel. Out of the tunnel keep on left (direction Oud-Charlois). At the traffic light turn right. Follow the Dorpsweg, at the 4th traffic ligth turn right (Fuutstraat). After aprox. 200 meters turn left (Talingstraat). Talingstraat 5 is the building on your right.
At the Cental Station, take the metro (it is one way only). You'll need three 'strips' from your strippenkaart. Get out at station 'Maashaven'. Outside the metro station, take tram 2, direction 'Charlois'. Get out at tram stop Van Blommesteijnweg. Cross the tram line and the water, turn into the 'Arendsweg'. Take the first street at your right (Talingstraat). Talingstraat 5 is the building at your right.
From the center this is a 15 minutes ride. In the center, look for bicycle sign posts direction Zuid or Brielle. These will lead you through the Maastunnel. At the other end of the river, drive to the 'big' road, cross and turn left - the way goes a little bit up and you can admire the garbage burning factory. At the little park on your right, turn right, and right again and drive to the road where the tram rides. Drive straight on, next to the tram tracks (Boergoensevliet), you'll see water at you left hand. 500 meters further you can cross the tram and water (Arendsweg). On your right hand is a big building (ours). Drive till the next corner and turn right.
For more information please write to:
firstname.lastname@example.org and www.dezwarteruyter.net for updates!