17 November 2006

Scrubland Sculpture

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Art ∕ Public Space

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“Welcome to Skulpturenpark”

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that my favourite piece of inner-city wasteland has been lovingly converted into a colourful Skulpturenpark. Whoever is behind the scheme has put up a sign written in Deunglish, so as to make it clear that the project is young, hip and of international orientation, things which apparently cannot be communicated adequately in German or English alone.

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Nano urbanism

Anyway, the objects on display are perfectly charming, seem to be made from plywood, cardboard, plastic and string, and are a great addition to this piece of scrubland. A closer look reveals them to be bonbon-themed scale models of famous skyscrapers: (l-r) the Citicorp Building in New York, the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, the Sears Tower in Chicago, and two others I can’t recognise… Adendum: Oliver says “I think the last building is Frank Gehry’s collaboration with Claes Oldenburg, called Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica, Cali, USA. A shrunken down blown up pair of binoculars.”


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  1. Oliver writes:

    Hey

    I think the last building is Frank Gehry’s collaboration with Claes Oldenburg, called Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica, Cali, USA. A shrunken down blown up pair of binoculars…

    -O.M.