Day 4 – Between Normals

Art & expo - Sun 19 November 2023
WORM Rotterdam
Start → 11:00
End → 18:00

A group exhibition that prepares us for other “normals" to come.

In the wake of the century’s gravest global health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, our interconnectedness and societal intricacies were starkly illuminated.

As we yearn to move beyond the pandemic’s shadow, we must pause and reflect. Our innate desire for normalcy, safety, and certainty led us to seek a new "normal" in the face of this global outbreak.

Yet, with the coronavirus waning, a vital question remains: have we truly returned to the old normal, or do we dwell in a new paradigm? Before we rush to embrace another version of normal, we must create space for reflection, preserving the profound lessons we’ve learned.

Join us at "Between Normals" where we will navigate the evolving landscape of normals together.

Between Normals consists of a group exhibition and program that explore some of the insights brought by this pandemic — once called "the new normal" — to help us prepare for other "normals" to come. Combining a variety of media, from installations and videos to paintings and posters, the exhibition focuses on the responses of nineteen artists, designers, and illustrators to COVID-19. These responses go beyond the health effects of the virus. They explore other areas of our lives directly affected by this global outbreak and contribute to the interpretation, visualization, and expression of its social impact.

Featured artists
Ari David | Chiara Lanzoni | Conform Cox | Eva Krause | Giovani Flores | Gwen Stok | Ingrid van der Hoeven | Irina Birger | Isabella Bersellini | Jasper Zehetgruber | Jun Zhang | Jurjen Bertens | Larissa Ribeiro | Lindy Hengst | Marvin Unger | Nicolas Lichtle | Timnotsimon | Vincent Thornhill | Xaviera Altena

The main part of the exhibition will take place in WORM’s Slash Gallery. The exhibition will continue in WORM’s Wunderbar, with posters that re-framed the pandemic in a lighter way.
The program will consist of two talks on November 18 and 25. Additionally, there will be guided tours where visitors will have the chance to hear more about the exhibited artworks and share their own pandemic experiences.

Artist’s talk: 18 Nov | 16:00 – 18:00
During the first talk, participating artists will reflect on art-making as a response to a global crisis.

Internet talk: 25 Nov | 16:00 – 18:00
The second talk will feature a panel of experts discussing how artists and art projects used the main platform that connected us during the pandemic: the Internet. Participants: Guilherme Giolo | Josephine Bosma | Julie Thissen | Roel Wouters

Guided tours:
Learn more about the works on show and share your own pandemic experiences and insights! 19 Nov | 15:00 – 16:30 / 24 Nov | 18:00 – 19:30 / 26 Nov | 15:00 – 16:30 Reservations required. To reserve your spot, please send an email to with your name and tour date.

Giovanna Di Giacomo

Practical details
Dates: 16 — 26 November 2023
Location: WORM S/ash Gallery & Wunderbar
Boomgaardsstraat 69 & 71, Rotterdam
Exhibition opening: 16 Nov 2023 | 18:00 – 22:00
Gallery visiting times: Thu, Sat, Sun 11:00 – 18:00
Fri 11:00 – 21:00 & on appointment
Admission: free
More info: @between_normals

Press contact
Giovanna Di Giacomo

Made possible by Stichting A.L.S.O., WORM Rotterdam, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stichting Volkskracht and TimeWindow