Armchairs (2009) Dora Dolz

Otto Snoek
About the artwork

On Wednesday December 2, 2009 these two became 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 died. The plan was to place two brightly colored Dolz chairs on this crazy square, which would invite dialogue. The artwork symbolizes the hope of covering the tunnel route, for which the residents are committed. This may create a place to stay with green in the future.

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About the artist

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.

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