Jamin monument (2013) Yasser Ballemans
This sculpture was created at the initiative of the Working Group 'Jamin Back in Crooswijk'. The work stands on a square and commemorates that a Jamin factory was located here in the past. It was closed in the 1970s and demolished in the 1980s. Artist Yasser Ballemans has made a figurative representation of this disappeared factory with special attention to the staff who walk on stairs, almost like a platform, to a fairytale-like factory. It is a kind of cotton candy pink cake with a festivity that fits Ballemans' interest in carnival and everyday image cultures. The flamboyant shape and color makes it Jamin monument an object that stands out; it demands attention for something else that is forgotten.
Sculptor Yasser Ballemans (Breda, 1981) works freely and on assignment. In the latter case he makes sculptures of sheet steel in signal colors, in which he incorporates flags, fences, arrows and other crisp symbols. One of his projects in relation to public space is 'Carnaval', about which he organized an exhibition and participated in a geometric parade. He went through the Sandberg Institute, St. Joost and the curator training Mr. Miyagi from Showroom Mama. He shows his free work in galleries and presentation rooms.