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‘Portrait of a Recipient as a Door Handle’ (2014) by Chris Evans.
Permanent work on the entrance of the Rabobank office in Rotterdam.
‘Pegasus Dance (a choreography for watergun vehicles)’ (2007) by Fernando Sánchez Castillo.
‘It’s never too late to say sorry’ (2012) by Elmgreen and Dragset.
Public sculpture consisting of a carefully designed museological display case containing a polished, stainless steel megaphone on a granite pedestal. Every day at 12 o’ clock sharp, a man will appear at the display case, open the door, take out the megaphone, and shout out over the Coolsingel, Rotterdam (NL): “It’s never too late to say sorry”.
Bik Van der Pol, ‘Up close’ (2014)
For the exhibition ‘The Part In The Story’ Bik Van der Pol decided to bring the sculpture ‘Two Rectangles Vertical Gyrating’ (1971) by George Rickey, and install it laying down on the floor of the exhibition space. This kinetic sculpture, normally installed on Rotterdam’s busy Binnenwegplein, has somewhat of a contested history. After recent renovations of the square causing an elevation of the ground, the blades of the sculpture rotate at a mere 2.11 meters above street level. The sculpture was hence considered a safety hazard because of the danger of it hitting the heads of passers-by. In prevention of any accidents, the sculpture was fenced off in 2012 and temporarily removed later that same year.
A video showing Rickey’s sculpture in action on its old location.
Helmut Smits, ‘Always Coca-Cola’ (2014)
This plant is only watered with Coca-Cola.