About Twente Biënnale

Twente Biënnale 2013 is the second edition of an event with international top artists and young Dutch talents. It brings controversial exhibitions, lectures, performances, music, partner-projects and many more... TB13 is about contemporary art and society today. TB13 takes place in public space and at cultural organizations in the urban renewal area Roombeek in the city of Enschede.   Next edition: May 21 - 31 2015

Theme: Identifying Europe

TB13 is about the history, the near future, but most of all about Europe today: the EU, the crisis, populism, Fortress Europe, Greece, etc. With various contributions by artists, designers, architects, authors, philosophers and others. Is there a European Identity and what about the position of contemporary art in 2013?

 Identifying Europe

Twente Biennale 2013, Identifying Europe

Jonathan Meese, Marina Abramovic, Marc Bijl, David Cerny, Atelier van Lieshout and many other artists present work referring to the Europe theme, at Rijksmuseum Twenthe and…

 Roombeek Cultuurpark

Cultuurpark Roombeek, Twente Biennale 2013

The second edition of TB takes place in public space and at cultural institutions. Innovative city planning now characterises the district which was destroyed by the firework disaster...

 Architects of Air

Archticts of Air, Twente Biennale 2013

Right in the middle of Roombeek you find Miracoco, a 1200 square meters giant inflatable from the UK, a hallucinating labyrinth with a design derived from Islamic architecture.

 Museumlaan Detention Zone

Museumlaan Detention Zone, Twente Biennale 2013

The axis of Roombeek is transformed into a zone of transfers and detention, by the artists of collective Refunc from The Hague, Church of Detention relocated?

 Jan Cremer & Art Fair Expo

The Balengebouw, for years predestined to become the Cremer Museum, is taken over by Marc Bijl, Hugo Kaagman, Boris Tellegen, but also by the TB Art Fair Expo, media art and film…

 Local culture & The Esthetics of Evil

Metalheart, the project connecting visual arts and black metal, now at TB in Museum TwentseWelle, with beer barrel art by Arno Coenen, 4D metal clips by Abner Preis…

 Daily Silent Disco

18 days of dancing at the Silent Disco pavilion, with the best talents from the East of the Netherlands deejaying: trap, dubstep, experimental, and playlists of ArtEZ Conservatory.

 Readings and debate

Maarten van Rossem, Pieter Steinz, Jos de Mul, Henk Wildschut and others about Europe: the history, near future and current affairs, relating to the position of art.

 Opening 23 May, not to be missed!

From 3 PM official opening + party + deejays at all locations, launch of Darth Vader hot air balloon (illegal alien) due to WEATHER only FRIDAY, live gipsy music, reading by Maarten van Rossem, afterpartiy in ATAK…

 Tatlin revisited for Europe 2013

Epicentre of TB13 is Stroinksbleek, with bars and restaurants, information centre and ticket booth, Silent Disco: winning artistic pavilions of a design competition by TB for young architects and…

 Slayer, performances, sidekicks

During TB cultural partners in Enschede present an extensive side program. ArtEZ Studium Generale, Performance Festival, Fashionshow and music venue Atak presents SLAYER...

 Nazi's on the Moon

Open Air Cinema with the movie IRON SKY at Oude Markt on June 1st. Nazi’s on the moon, with a soundtrack by Slovenian industrial legends Laibach. More Laibach art in Rijksmuseum Twenthe!

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