October 30, 2020

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By car through Ahoi past the Boijmans factories

By car through Ahoi past the Boijmans factories


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The Ahoy Events Hall and the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam have joined forces to give enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy art corona safety. You can drive through the hall in an electric car and pass 40 works of art that the museum has exhibited there. Those interested can come for three weeks from Saturday: seven days a week, ten hours a day.

There is a limit: A maximum of 750 people can ride per day. Thanks to the Rotterdam-based car company Breeman, electric cars are available for those who don’t have one themselves.

“Corona taught us that a city without art life is as dead as a pier. Silent theater, no performing arts, no excitement in the exhibition halls. Festivals are fading memories, ”explains Boijmans the reason for the initiative. “Rotterdam, the city with a thriving art life, longs for a new beginning.”

The art course is explained by Ahoi in Hall 1, almost one and a half soccer fields. The lighting is sparse: the headlights must shine on the artwork. These were made by Ted Noten (who had the idea for the drive-in or drive-through), Paul McCarthy, Joep van Lieshout, Anselm Kiefer, Marijke van Warmerdam, Auguste Renoir, Panamarenko and René Magritte.