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Olafur Eliasson, design sketch Kissing Earth for Stationsplein, night view (2014)
Olafur Eliasson, design sketch Kissing Earth for Stationsplein (2014)

No Kissing Earth on the station square

The artwork Kissing Earth by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is definitely gone. The available public and private financial resources are not sufficient for the realization of the artwork. In addition, Stationsplein is currently well appreciated as a place to stay and manifest: without a work of art, the square will remain more flexible for temporary events.

In 2014, the De Bruin Committee selected for this occasion selected Eliasson's design for Stationsplein. Eliasson's sketch design consisted of two world globes, touching each other at the location of Rotterdam. The design was modified at the start of 2016, and would become smaller and more transparent.

No other art project on Stationsplein is currently being considered.

Publication date: 30 / 06 / 2016

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