POW! WOW! Rotterdam is launching its second edition this week and has a lot of great news; for both young and old, street art lovers and spoken word fans, artists and people who love surprises. The organization announces that three artists will work together to create a unique artwork in the Afrikaanderwijk. Besides that, they come up with a special merchandise drop and will have a full program throughout the week. From 8 till 15 September, the Afrikaanderwijk changes into one big potpourri of art, music, spoken word and sport during the POW! WOW! Week!
The Rotterdam artist duo Telmo Miel and the Scottish Smug were already announced in the lineup of artists who are going to paint the walls during POW! WOW! Rotterdam, but now the organization announces that these two big names are going to work together on mural painting! Telmo Miel and Smug can be seen at work together from 8 to 15 September on the corner of Hillestraat and Hillelaan, directly opposite Rijnhaven metro station. A full map with all the mural locations can be found on the website of the festival and can be obtained free physically in the current issue of the Uitagenda Rotterdam.
A WHOLE LOT OF ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK @ POW! WOW!
POW! WOW! Rotterdam closes out the week with the festival day on Sunday 15 September, but in the week prior to the festival many activities are organized in the Afrikaanderwijk for young and old. Artist Perishable Rush will have his own exhibition in Galerie NIFFO, which will remain open throughout the week. An evening walk is planned for Tuesday 10 September in which participants can see the progress of the artists in a different way.
On September 11 there will be a conversation between Jasper Wong, the director of POW! WOW! Worldwide and POW! WOW! Rotterdam designer Jaap van der Doelen; about the importance of street art and the come up and development of POW! WOW! as a festival.
On Thursday September 12 spoken word fans need to be in Het Gemaal Op Zuid and dance lovers can enjoy a special program in ‘t Klooster on Friday September 13.
The entire program can now be found here.