Caroline Coolen, 'Self-portrait as landscape', 2006, NL=US Gallery

New at Art Rotterdam: Sculpture Park

From 9 to 12 February, the 24th edition of Art Rotterdam will take place in the Van Nelle Factory. New this year Sculpture Park, a presentation of thirteen mainly large-scale works of art that enter into a relationship with nature or with the urban environment. Every edition of Art Rotterdam features outdoor works on the grounds of the Van Nelle Factory, but never before has a section been devoted to larger sculptures in this monumental building.

Part of the exhibition space in the Tabaksfabriek, a hall in the Van Nelle Factory, is reserved for artists from Rotterdam or trained in Rotterdam. Deployment of Sculpture Park is namely: connection with the city of Rotterdam.

The idea for Sculpture Park was created during a brainstorming session with Art Rotterdam director Fons Hof, Wim Pijbes, director of Stichting Droom en Daad, and designer Tom Postma. Of Sculpture Park an internationally distinctive section will be added to Art Rotterdam with high-quality images, which also connects to the rich Rotterdam tradition of art in public space.

The following artists have been selected: Atelier Van Lieshout (Ron Mandos), Caroline Coolen (NL=US), Delphine Courtillot (Dudok de Groot) Niels van Bunningen (Singular Art), Leendert Van Accoleyen (Pizza Gallery), Esther Kokmeijer (Gallery Friend of Bavink), Norman Dilworth (bacqueville), Krijn the King (Slewe), Hadrien Gerenton (m.simons), Indrikis Gelzis (Tatyana Pieters), Lara Almarcegui (Ellen de Bruine) and Jan Eric Visser (Bradwolff&Partners).

Ove Lucas, director CBK Rotterdam and Sculpture International Rotterdam, together with Saskia van Kampen (curator Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen) and Tom Postma (creative director Tom Postma Design) formed the selection committee of Sculpture Park.

Publication date: 20 / 01 / 2023