QI-Kunsteiland (QI-art island) (2003)




Tucked in the middle of the Port of Rotterdam, at Heijplaat, lies the peninsula of the former Quarantine Headquarters. Although businesses have gradually sprung up around it, part of the QI grounds have remained intact as cultural and historical heritage. Spread over 3 hectares of land and dotted among the foliage are seven buildings where artists, musicians and designers live and work. Over the past 23 years the QI grounds have acted as a production site for the Fine Arts, film, dance, music, architecture and inter-related combinations. The productions find their way to the outside world at national and international level.
The QI-Art Island exhibits works of art on the QI grounds. Artists and designers from a broad range of disciplines work jointly or individually on a commission based on the theme 'Waterlife'. The works of art are specially constructed within the landscape and architectonic context of the spectacular peninsula.

The peninsula, in the heart of the port and on the riverbank, is a beautiful setting to illustrate waterlife. It represents a microcosm in its links with city, nature, port and culture. At the moment, the QI site is the only place in Rotterdam serving as a testing ground and experimental haven for various forms of outdoor art.


Participating artists:

  • Peter Paul Ausems
  • Han Goan Lim
  • Kim Boekhout van Solinge
  • MA.AN
  • Cathrin Boer
  • Maik Mager
  • Peter Breevoort & Suzy Ann van den Berg
  • Angelika Oei & R.A. Verouden
  • Margreet Bulthuis
  • Lilian Roosenboom
  • Paul Cox
  • Agnes Roothaan
  • Noëlle Cuppens
  • Arnold Schalks  
  • Marlies van Dongen
  • Egied Simons
  • Malou Elshout
  • Maki Ueda  
  • Martina Florians
  • Christiaan Verkuyl
  • Lizan Freijsen
  • Kamiel Verschuren & Jasper Niens  
  • Marilou Galdermans
  • Paul van der Vlis  
  • Maarten van Gent
  • Anne Wenzel  
  • Edwin van der Heide
  • Marleen van Wijngaarden  
  • Joost van Hezewijk
  • Anke Wijnja  
  • Jeroen Hoogstraten
  • Hans Wilschut  
  • Lieselot IJsendoorn
  • Barbara Witteveen & Jozef van Rossum  
  • Natasja van Kampen
  • Hulya Yilmaz  
  • Susanne Kriemann
  • Jildou Zandstra

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