integrerende struktuur

catalogue number: hdv 1974.061.2
date created: 1974
classification: sculpture
work type: sculpture
medium: 10 seating blocks consisting of bricks and of which the size has been determined at random (size and place were were adapted by the municipal authorities) + 10 rose bushes. The 10 seating blocks were carried out by pupils of the Lower Technical School and the Lower Agricultural School in Gorinchem. The rose bushes should eventually overgrow the blocks
dimensions: 10 × 10 m.
signature and inscriptions: uninscribed
current repository: Kalkhaven, Gorinchem NL
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comment: Symposion Gorinchem was partly the result of a visit in 1971 by the Gorcum artists Ad Dekkers and Marinus Boezem to the textile factory of Aage Damgaard in Denmark. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Damgaard was also an art lover and collector and wanted to integrate art into the working environment of his employees in his new factory in Herning. During that period a group of constructivist artists had formed around Dekkers in Gorinchem, who shared his experiences from Denmark with them. As a result, the group wanted to involve companies from Gorinchem and the surrounding area in a new art event to be set up, following Danish example, and this became the Symposion Gorinchem.
The participating artists of the first edition in June 1974 were Getulio Alviani, Marinus Boezem, Ad Dekkers, Kees French, Ewerdt Hilgemann, Ad de Keijzer, Kenneth Martin, Christian Megert, François Morellet, Lev Nusberg, Panamarenko, Uli Pohl, Karl Prantl, Zdenek Sykora, herman de vries and Ryszard Winiarski. The manifestation was opened by Princess Beatrix, lasted three months and attracted thousands of visitors. Many images from this first edition were given a permanent place in Gorinchem.
photo/scan: Wiki Commons
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
1974 'Symposion Gorkum', Gorinchem