Book presentation

The New Institute

Sculptures. Urban embellishment in Rotterdam since 1940

A new book written by Siebe Thissen (head of BKOR) about the reconstruction in Rotterdam and the role that art played in it. How did The Destroyed City of Zadkine and the untitled sculpture of Naum Gabo come to Rotterdam? And what did the 'percentage scheme' mean for the city? Images. Urban embellishment in Rotterdam since 1940 gives a history of art in the public space of Rotterdam, and especially from the perspective of the artist who wants to exert influence on the (re) construction, appearance and appearance of the city. Thissen describes the excitement, the actions, the ambitions and the successes that have determined the relationship of art with the city.

Cover_CBK_DEF2Images. Urban embellishment in Rotterdam since 1940
Siebe Thissen
2016 / Art / Photography / Theory
ISBN: 978-94-90322-62-5
Graphic designer: Studio Minke Themans
Number of pages: 528
Size: 22 x 28 cm
Binding method: Hardcover
Preface: Sjarel Ex
Text editor: Gerda ten Cate
Image research and image editing: Nienke Post Joop de Jong, Minke Themans
Final editing: Eleonoor Jap Sam
Publication date: June 2016

This publication was created as part of the program's 75 year of reconstruction in Rotterdam CBK Rotterdam celebrates art and the city, and the research Inventory & Evaluation Visual Art in Public Space, an assignment from the Municipal Executive to CBK Rotterdam.

This book will be for sale on 1 June during the book presentation and opening of Uproot Rotterdam for the special price of € 35. Afterwards, the book will be offered for the regular price of € 37,50 at various locations, including the TENT Book Shop (Witte de Withstraat 50). The book is also available through Jap Sam.