Armchairs (2009) Dora Dolz
On Wednesday 2 December 2009 became two Armchairs of Dora Dolz unveiled on the 's-Gravendijkwal. There, at the intersection with Mathenesserlaan, lies an inconspicuous mini-square, between all kinds of traffic lanes and cycle paths. The local residents' organization BOOG needed a positive counterbalance to the traffic nuisance, shadowy catering and addict problems in the neighborhood. They turned to CBK Rotterdam after they had contact with the artist Dora Dolz, who unfortunately still before the placement of the Armchairs passed away. The plan was to place two brightly colored Dolz chairs on this crazy square, which invite to a dialogue. The work of art symbolizes the hope for a roofing of the tunnel route, for which the residents are committed. This may result in a place to stay with greenery.
Dora Dolz (Barcelona, 1941 - Rotterdam, 2008) has been making colorful, monumental ceramic vases and furniture since the late 1970s. She incorporated fan shapes, fruit and shell shapes into her work. She baked all the details of her ceramic objects separately, after which she assembled them. In 1993, Dora Dolz received the Judith Leyster Prize; an important biennial prize for female artists.