June 13 - September 21
Press release March 19, 2008
The 10th international Sonsbeek sculpture exhibition presents 28 leading artists from 14 countries under the title Sonsbeek 2008: Grandeur.
The Netherlands' major sculpture exhibition is taking place in Sonsbeek Park in Arnhem from June 13 through September 21. Sonsbeek 2008 is the 10th sculpture exhibition in a series that has built up an almost legendary reputation since 1949.
Artistic director Anna Tilroe has selected 28 international artists to give meaning to the theme of ‘Grandeur'. Specially for Sonsbeek 2008 they are making a piece of sculpture or an installation that reflects a point of view that is very much their own and at the same time represents the aspiration for human greatness.
This Sonsbeek exhibition expressly seeks the public's involvement in art that, according to Anna Tilroe, ‘wants to be more than just art for the art world'. The prelude to the exhibition is a solemn and festive Procession on June 8. Before being placed in the park, the works of art will be carried through the city centre by hundreds of inhabitants of Arnhem organised into ‘Guilds'.
You can read more about the artists on the website www.sonsbeek2008.nl/artists
Procession: June 8 2008