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New images on the Spoorsingel

New artworks have regularly appeared on and in the Rotterdam singles. At the Provenierssingel, Klaas Gubbels kicked off a swan in 2011 with the statue In the distance. This summer, Kryptonian Ice Lake by designer Guido Marsille and visual artist Onno Poiesz was placed on the Spoorsingel: a residence with benches and objets trouvés. After placing a statue of Henk Visch in the head of the Spoorsingel, the art project around the two canals was completed on 6 December last.

The young man on the island
The dark figure on a small island in the Spoorsingel stands wide-legged with arms high in the air. Henk Visch uses this to represent the unlimited dynamics of young people who find themselves in the midst of an organized urban environment. The image seeks a stir between the unrestrained exuberance, which knows no boundaries, and the effects of urban planning on the infrastructure of the city.

Single plan
The 19e century single family of Rotterdam will be completely restored, refurbished and refurbished by Rotterdam City Development. Similarly the Spoor- and Provenierssingel on the north side of Central Station. Art commissions are part of this long-term project: the Singel Plan. The Singel Plan, which started in February 2001, states that the grandeur of the canals from the last century must be restored: clean water with better flow, restoration of banks and embankments, beautifully landscaped greenery with stately trees and walking paths with lighting. And much attention to staying and living on the canals. The CBK Rotterdam commissioned 2001 to develop an art plan for the canals and canals of Rotterdam.

On the occasion of the opening, Sandra Smets put out a column about the Singel Plan and the new works of art.

Publication date: 30 / 12 / 2013

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