Placement of the work at the entrance of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, 2003, photo Jean Marc Spaans



'For you my love ©' by Hulya Yilmaz gets a new place on the Westerkade

The artwork will be placed on Wednesday, April 24 at 16 p.m For you my love © by the Rotterdam artist Hulya Yilmaz celebrated at his new, temporary location on the Westerkade. From 2003, the statue stood at the entrance of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and was stored in the museum depot due to the long-term renovation. Together with the artist, BKOR (Visual Arts & Public Space) conducted research into a new, temporary place in public space. After the renovation of Museum Boijmans, the sculpture will return to its original location.

About the image
With For you my love © (2003), Yilmaz tries to shape the immaterial, the air in the interior space, in relation to the material used. This elusive element influences the whimsical exterior of the bronze statue, which contains implicitly recognizable elements that are reminiscent of the natural growth processes of a plant or animal. The abundance of possible interpretations makes it impossible to name the sculpture exactly; she seems to blend effortlessly into her surroundings.

For you my love © is exemplary of the artist's spatial work, in which she combines heaviness and lightness. In her installations she combines soft and delicate materials with powerful shapes. This sculpture also has that robustness with its dark color. A weave of Yilmaz's work material can be seen in the bronze surface, so that an organic and more vulnerable skin also appears to be present here. With the title For you my love © she pays tribute to her mother.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has the artwork on permanent loan from the Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE). The work was purchased in 2003 by the Willem van Rede Fund Foundation.

About the artist
Sculptor, photographer and installation artist Hulya Yilmaz attended the AKI, Academy of Visual Arts in Enschede, then trained at Ateliers '63 in Haarlem and studied in Nice. She has worked abroad for extended periods, including in Menorca, France, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Italy, and has stayed in artist-in-residencies in China and Suriname. Her work is included in the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

Date: Wednesday April 24
Time: 16.00 hours
Location: Westerkade, Maaszijde, between Rivierstraat and Zeemansstraat
Speakers: Ove Lucas (director CBK Rotterdam), Ina Klaassen (director Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen), Hans Walgenbach (director Walgenbach Art & Books)

BKOR (Visual Arts & Public Space) is a program of CBK Rotterdam.