"Gebogen linten" - Rotterdam - The Netherlands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein
N 51° 55.555 E 004° 30.349
31U E 603543 N 5753870
Quick Description: A piece of abstract art in a part of Rotterdam close to metro station Gerdesia.
Location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 4/8/2022 9:33:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM160MT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
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Long Description:
According to the original plans, a large station concourse was to be built here, but instead the station building became a sober block. The artist's assignment was to create a spatial object to mark the entrance area of ??Gerdesiaweg station. A proposal by sculptor Gerard Walraeven was chosen from three sketch designs. He delivered an extensive, steel, conceptual 'wink', which is nevertheless somewhat lost in the amorphous residual space between the housing blocks around the station. The work is placed above ground. On the square, two 'ribbon-like elements' – namely high, curved, vertical, thick plates of Corten steel – seem to go together into the ground and continue underground to reach the other side of the station building, separated from each other, a little above. to get to the ground. However, the high and low parts of the work are so far apart that the connection is not perceived by everyone. The high party is therefore also recognized as an expression of modern art and has become a popular object for skaters. The two low rust-colored pieces of steel can be seen as unsightly remains of some construction.
Title: Gebogen Linten (curved ribbons)

Artist: Gerard Walraeven

Media (materials) used: Cortenstaal

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Small square

Date of creation or placement: 1982

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