India street jewelry (2015) Han Goan Lim

Han Goan Lim
About the artwork

Although the Second World War in the Netherlands ended on 5 in May 1945, this war for the (Indian) Dutch in the Dutch East Indies did not end on 15 in August 1945, when Japan capitulated. In 2010, Mieke Huijsman-Engelberts (born in Surabaya) took the initiative to organize a commemoration in Rotterdam. On 15 August 2010 the first commemoration took place at the Flag Parade on the Boompjes. In 2013 the Remembrance Foundation 15 is established in August Rotterdam Region to continue the mission of Mrs. Huijsman-Engelberts. The Rotterdam artist Han Goan Lim is approached by the foundation to create a memorial monument; he lived in Indonesia as a child. It India street jewelry is a small, colorful and modest monument made of red and green terrazzo. On top is an oval photo emblem of enamel with the words "Remember & Recognize" and "Recognition & Comfort." The monument is provided with a QR code, which refers to the website of the foundation. On 15 August 2015, 70 year after the capitulation, it became India street jewelry unveiled by deputy mayor Eerdmans, albeit at a temporary location. On 5 April 2016 the monument got its final place on the Boompjes under the flags. The monument was funded through an investment contribution from CBK Rotterdam, fundraising, sponsorship and crowdfunding.

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About the artist

The Rotterdam artist Han Goan Lim (1950) studied at the Willem de Kooning Academy. He started as a sculptor and made various light artworks. He always works in relation to the environment and also works as a consultant in the field of art commissions in the public space for various municipalities. As an avid networker, he is lobbying in Rotterdam for his Artpark initiative, a hub for artists, architects and designers on the periphery of the city. There are several works by Goan Lim in the public space of Rotterdam. His work is also included in the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

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