VOO 2016


2016 armed concrete. In response to the Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin.
Armed Concrete 62 x 62 x 62 cm

I visited the museum in 2017. Everything seems great in this museum. The dimensions, the amount of exhibition space, the collection, the art of the artists and also the history.
In 2018 I made this blocks serie and did the larger block that I made in response to the museum Voorlinden over. A bit smaller, something different with more holes and I call it Blue Ripe. Then I realize that in order to link the blocks to museums, I have to exchange Blue Ripe with his big brother. Compared to Museum Voorlinden, the Hamburger Bahnhof museum is that big brother.

Making the cube, which I now call VOO, was not as easy as it seems. When filling the mold the two colors of concrete simultaneously were created and poured. Sheets of foil were placed in the mold against the edges where blue and white touch each other. After applying and vibrating the wet white and blue concrete, the foil was carefully pulled out.

Photo 2: Marx collection at Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

Photo 3: Adrian Piper; The Probable Trust Registry at Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin.