A Tale of a Tub’s exhibition program Bathhouse of Care is formed by subjects such as nature, climate, ecology, shared living environment solidarity, gender en feminism, decolonization, well-being and mental care and how we can take care of this together. The care-oriented practices of artists show us other possibilities and realities, think about other perspectives and are able to translate their own world into images that can appeal to all ages. This provides the opportunity to discuss and better understand contemporary social, political and environmental issues. In our educational program, under the guidance of an experienced art mediator, we discuss various questions and discussion points in order to gain new insights and to put ourselves in perspective towards people, animals and nature. We call this 'intersectional ecological thinking'.
In addition to our regular tours and workshops, we also offer tailor-made programs and activities. Do you want to highlight specific themes or topics? Together with our mediators and artists we will look for opportunities to facilitate an in depth exploration of these topics.
DEVELOPED FOR CULTUURTRAJECT ROTTERDAM 2022
With the educational workshop See Me by education curator & artist Andrea Koll and designer & educator Lisanne Janssen together with art mediators Margot Annuschek, Darly Benneker, Maud Berden and three hundred students explored the different ways we can share stories and connect with each other. During conversations with Aldo E. Ramos, the artist of the exhibition, Spinning the Spindle towards Pluritopia, they designed a two-part educational workshop where children were invited to get in touch with their own bodily knowledge and with each other's stories.
DEVELOPED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH IMC ON TOUR AND RACHEL SCHUIT 2022
During this workshop, artist and theatre maker Rachel Schuit, together with students from IMC On Tour Schiedam, investigated where things in our immediate living environment come from. What materials are they made of? How do we make them? And how long does that take? By collaboratively weaving a basket with the local plant bulrush, children came into closer contact with nature and the manufacturing processes of the products with which we surround ourselves.
DEVELOPED IN COLLABORATION WITH WILLEM DE KOONING ACADEMY AND ROTTERDAM UNIVERSITY UNDER PAVEL VAN HOUTEN 2022
Under the guidance of artist and educator Pavel van Houten, students from the Geography teacher training program and the Visual arts teacher training program from Rotterdam developed educational tools for A Tale of a Tub in mixed groups. They were inspired by the exhibition Grassroots x Seeds for (ex)change by De Onkruidenier. In collaboration with Onkruidenier's Rosanne van Wijk, A Tale of a Tub's director and curator Julia Geerlings, and educational curator and designer Lisanne Janssen, students were personally guided in their research and implementation for several months.
DEVELOPED IN COLLABORATION WITH IMC ON TOUR AND SEMÂ BEKIROVIĆ, 2021
Co-authorship is central to Semâ Bekirović's work, in which her own role is always part of a larger system of (coincidental) reactions between objects, people and animals. In the Beautiful Trash workshop we viewed our immediate surroundings like a bowerbird. This is a bird that collects all kinds of beautiful coloured things for its nest: flowers, seeds, but also plastic caps and other things that people have thrown on the ground are used as building material by this bird. Together with Semâ we went looking for beautiful things that we could find on the street, with which we built our own works. (Such as a bird's nest, or a mini galaxy) These works of art were photographed by the children themselves in a small photo studio.
Beautiful Trash was part of Winter School, developed for children aged 5 to 15 from Rotterdam, with special attention for our own neighbourhood, Spangen. During the weekend, educational activities were organised that were free of charge for the children and their families. The Winter School program was aimed at self-making and active experience. Children were challenged to step into the wonderful world of contemporary art under the guidance of artists and experienced art mediators.
For more information about our educational program and tours, contact
Educational Curator of A Tale of A Tub