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Veit Stratmann - For the Park

Latitude: 41.157281
Longitude: -8.657089

Veit Stratmann
Pour le Parc [For the Park], 2007
Iron structure, folding plastic seats, steel (3 elements)
52 x 207 x 62 cm (each)
Coll. Fundação de Serralves — Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto


Veit Stratmann (Bochum, Germany, 1960) intervenes in urban and natural settings, reflecting on the surrounding space and its use.
Pour le Parc consists of a set of three (out of an original fifteen) gyratory benches, spread through the Serralves Park, each made of four folding plastic seats mounted on a metal structure capable of 360º rotations. The dimension of the benches, the neutrality of their forms and colours, materials used, and their positioning, which gives the work an aspect of street furniture, invites viewers to think about their habits of looking and their ideas about space.
The work was conceived by the artist in 2007 for the Park as part of an exhibition organized by the Serralves Museum that same year.


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