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CBK Rotterdam at ART tube

Center for Visual Arts (CBK) Rotterdam has recently joined ART tube, the online video channel for videos about visual arts.

The first video of (CBK) Rotterdam on ARTtube was made by Sculpture International Rotterdam (part of CBK Rotterdam since the beginning of this year) and is about Henry Moore's facade sculpture Wall Relief No.1 near Rotterdam Central Station. This work - currently temporarily removed due to new construction - is unique in the artist's oeuvre: it is Moore's only work in brick!

Wall Relief No.1
The brick Wall Relief No.1 that adorns the facade of the former Building Center since 1955 is a design by Henry Moore. The wall is clad with around 16.000 handmade colorful vowels, which are chopped to size and then merged into a relief in a wild context. Two master masons, together in about four months, have spent 1200 hours doing the job.

Due to new construction, the work in 2012 had to be removed from its place to be able to return to 2016. This was the reason for Sculpture International Rotterdam to make this film.

Click here to see the film

Publication date: 18 / 12 / 2014

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