NEW YORK -- Rotterdam's off-the-beaten-path events for its 2001
Cultural Capital celebration will invite visitors to ponder ethnic
stereotypes and human rights issues.
"Unpacking Europe," for instance, is an international exhibition
that asks non-European visual artists to reveal their impressions
of European culture.
The artists will address the question: How European is Europe?
and will be asked to view Europeans as "outsiders," a label often
forced upon Europe's minority groups.
The show runs from September through December at Las Palmas, in
Rotterdam's trendy Kop Van Zuid district.
Another exhibit, "Flight," at the Gemnente Arhief Rotterdam from
May 2 to July 6, will use photography to document the plight of
asylum seekers and refugees.