Public Monument

Willem de Haan

Paseo del Espolón – Concéntrico 10

The iconic monument of General Espartero seems to be inhabited! Replacing the monument’s pedestal for a humble private home is Dutch artist Willem de Haan’s attempt to personally relate to an otherwise inaccessible stately presentation of the historic local figure. The temporary sculpture playfully questions the role of honorary statues in public space, as it directly combines the aesthetics of horification with a relatable scene out of everyday life.

 

Willem de Haan

Willem De Haan challenges and undermines the socially conditioned and politically determined rules of everyday locations. By adding artificial elements to public space in a convincing yet uncanny manner his works exert direct influence on daily situations. These suggestive sculptural interventions reference the influence of props on fictional scenarios in film and theatre. Most of Willem’s projects are realised on site. Over the last few years he has been working from local workshops in Rotterdam, Berlin, Barcelona, Antwerp and Vienna amongst others.

With the collaboration of

Todo Concéntrico 10

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Open Segments
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Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de La Rioja
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Siempre Fiesta
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mmcité
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Public Utilities
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Fuente
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Calle Portales
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