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John Bock (in 2010)

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  • Ceres asked

    Is this peace of art related to our daily lives? If not, what does it mean? Thanks!

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Ceres, The work refers to a shopping arcade that was supposed to be built at the Barbican Center in London. The various constructions contain a noodle bar, a clothing store and a second hand store. The installation was used as the backdrop for various 'lectures' delivered by John Bock himself and some actors. The driver of a motorized vehicle travels the length of The Curve, communicating with those working in the noodle bar and shops. These lectures were also captured on film. I hope this answers your question. Kind regards, Sofie


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Title Curve-Vehicle
Material and technique Mixed media
Object type
Installation > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 384 cm
Width 2350 cm
Depth 769 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: John Bock
Accession number BEK 1925 1-5 (MK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: Bert Kreuk Collectie / Bert Kreuk Collection 2014
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 2014
Creation date in 2010
Age artist About 45 years old

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John Bock

Itzehoe 1965

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