Dikkie Scipio’s essay to present the book “BEELDEN”
The new book "BEELDEN. Stadsverfraaiing in Rotterdam sinds 1940", written by Siebe Thissen (head of Beeldende Kunst & Openbare Ruimte) is about the reconstruction in Rotterdam and the role that art played in it.
On the occasion of the book launch, Dikkie Scipio has signed an essay about the relation between sculptures and public spaces in the city of Rotterdam.
You can read the full essay “Sculptures in Public Spaces” in the Academic section of the website.
“While public space used to be defined as space that wasn’t privately owned and was delineated by building facades and entrances, and where on occasion the space might have been entrusted to artists when conceded by the generosity of a builder/owner, today the line between public and private is slowly blurring. A new generation has emerged that no longer aims for possession, not on account of political ideals but because they do not see the point of ownership.”