Sonsbeek 2008: Grandeur ~ curator Anna Tilroe. Artists: Mella Jaarsma i.c.w. Nindityo Adipurnomo, Tomas Saraceno, Joseph Sumégné, Johan Simons and others

13.05.12 | tag: Arnhem

Artistic director Anna Tilroe  invited 28  artists from all continents to present their ideas about the pursuit of 'Grandeur'. Specially for Sonsbeek 2008 they created a work of art that represents the striving for human greatness, based on a completely individual point of view. The involvement of the public and the city acquired a unique form: before being installed in the beautiful, old surroundings of Sonsbeek Park, the works of art were carried by the inhabitants of Arnhem through the old innercity in a solemn, but festive Procession on June 8.

Invited artists: • Nindityo Adipurnomo & Mella Jaarsma – Indonesia • Eylem Aladogan – Netherlands • El Anatsui – Nigeria • Willem Boshoff – South Africa • Brody Condon – USA • Johan Creten – France • Michel François – Belgium • Thomas Houseago – Great Brittain • Hans van Houwelingen – Netherlands • Rini Hurkmans – Netherlands • Yasue Maetake – Japan • Matthew Monahan – USA • Serge Onnen – Netherlands • Jean-Michel Othoniel – France • Rona Pondick – USA • Charlie Roberts – USA • Fernando Sánchez Castillo – Spain • Tomas Saraceno – Argentina • Lara Schnitger – USA • Alain Séchas – France • Johan Simons – Netherlands • Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger – Switzerland • Joseph Sumégné – Cameroon • Ana Maria Tavares – Brazil • Marijke van Warmerdam – Netherlands • Stephen Wilks – Great Brittain

Procession: June 8, 2008 Location: Innercity of Arnhem, the Netherlands

 Exhibition: June 14 – September 21, 2008 

 http://www.sonsbeek2008.nl