Opening permanent sculpture garden in Leidsche Rijn Park
11-09-2009

On September 11, the permanent sculpture garden in Leidsche Rijn Park was officially opened.  As an opening act, the new sculpture Barricade from Spanish artist Fernando Sánchez Castillo was set on fire.

The sculpture garden is inspired by the book Possibility of an Island by French writer Michel Houellebecq. The device of the book –hope and the search for love- suggested a basic principle for the designs of the participating artists Fernando Sánchez Castillo (SP), Mathilde ter Heijne (NL), William Speakman i.s.m. Gijs Frieling (NL), Daniel Roth (DE), Rob Voerman (NL), Zilvinas Landzbergas (LT) en Lucas Lenglet (NL). The eight, literary work by writer Arnon Grunberg was also presented on the 11th.

The sculpture garden is an initiative of Beyond (www.beyondutrecht.nl) and adds to the cultural and ecological diversity of the Leidsche Rijn Park.

more information: Máximapark (formerly Leidsche Rijn Park)

  • Barricade (2009) by Fernando Snchez CastilloBarricade (2009) by Fernando Snchez Castillo
  • Anonimous monuments (2009) by Daniel RothAnonimous monuments (2009) by Daniel Roth
  • Wood Chapel (2009) by William SpeakmanWood Chapel (2009) by William Speakman