LIFE is a living room for ‘portative works’: books, jewellery, and small-scale objects by artists; and artworks by people who may not consider themselves artists. LIFE is concerned with the things people make that are not often given emphasis in their professional practice, rather, with the useful-everyday, small experimentations and tokens of gift-economy among fellow makers.
LIFE is a project initiated by artist Ash Kilmartin, with the help of many friends. The space is housed alongside colleagues Wilfried Lentz in the M4H/Delfshaven area of Rotterdam.
We're 600m from Marconiplein Metro/Tram/Bus station.
There's free parking right outside.
Nearby, it's also worth checking out:
The Voedseltuin - community garden
Buurman - materials and workshop
Wijnkoperij Domaine Z
A big ol' Praxis - directly across the road, big garden section too
For snacks and drinks in the general area:
Tandir (best pide!), Schiedamseweg 165 B, 3026 AL
Roopram Roti, Mathenesserplein 89
Injera Habesha, Hudsonplein 7B
Riky's Place snackbar, Westkousdijk 10
Weelde, Marconistraat 39
There's a fry-truck in the Praxis carpark but it's only open weekend afternoons
Wilfried usually has stroopwafel :)
Read a review of Petter and Bernd's show on the NRC (May 2020)
Read about LIFE in an interview with Richard Foster at WORM (June 2020)
Read an interview with Pernilla Evans on Metropolis M (June 2021)
In 2020, LIFE was kindly supported by CBK Rotterdam (Center for Visual Arts Rotterdam)
Part of LIFE's 2021 programme is supported by Stichting Droom en Daad's Makersloket.