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Group show: Gyz la Rivière & Fleur Kolk - Flyer’dam (over)

27 July 2007 until 19 August 2007
  Gyz la Rivière & Fleur Kolk - Flyer’dam

Witte de Withstraat 29-31
3012 BL Rotterdam
Netherlands (city map)

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Press release


27 July / 19 August 2007

Grand Opening: 27 July / 19.00h - 23.00h

An exhibition by Gyz la Rivière & Fleur Kolk

MAMA Showroom for Media and Moving Art
Witte de Withstraat 29-31
3012 BL Rotterdam

Opening-hours: Wednesday through Sunday 13.00- 18.00 and by appointment.
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flyer'dam - Rotterdam flyer culture from the 80's till now

On Friday the 27th of July Showroom MAMA presents flyer'dam, an exhibition by Gyz La Rivière & Fleur Kolk. The exhibition flyer'dam features the flyers of many different parties and events that took place in Rotterdam from the 80's till now. The rise of house, acid, gabber, illegal parties, r&b but also tekno, drum 'n' bass, MTC party's, hip-hop, breakbeatz, the alternative scene, easy tune, art pop parties and more are featured in this exhibition, which exists of an installation of more than 2000 flyers. The material is amongst others taken from the book flyer'dam, which will be available at the exhibition.
The exhibition offers a profile of the codes used by people who are clubbing, of a young and widely compiled, urban population, but also shows the palette of graphic styles and influences; flyers tell the story of the love for design, the superficiality of the process and the trends and images that are determined by time and space, through which the development of new digital techniques offered a stage to an entire generation of young designers.

flyer'dam is an overt celebration of everything that matters to us in a city that's about to value our youth and make way for their culture, from the insight that they hold our future.

'Face the Music / On Wheels' it said, a scantily clad lady was holding a drink, while two Blues Brothers were posing on skates in the background; the first flyer to grab my attention was one for the biggest kiddie disco in Rotterdam, every Saturday night at the Energiehal, late eighties. I posted it on my wall and it was like I belonged to some secret society. (The La Rivière Tapes - flyer'dam)

Book details
flyer'dam - Rotterdam flyerculture from the 80's till now
Edited by Gyz La Rivière & Fleur Kolk
2007, 224 pages
ISBN / EAN: 978 90 8690 107 4
Published by: Veenman Publishers
available in shops from August 10th 2007
available online at
contact: of
phone: 0031 641 222 655

Many thanks to all the collectors that helped us make this book and exhibition.

Generously sponsored by: dienst Kunst & Cultuur, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam Marketing, Showroom MAMA, Historisch Museum Rotterdam en Fonds voor beeldende kunsten, vormgeving en bouwkunst & Veenman Drukkers.

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