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  • Kunstenaar: Naum Gabo

    Also see our Naum Gabo website and become a friend of Gabo: www.naumgabo.org Naum Gabo (1890-1977) was one of the pioneers of modern sculpture. Instead of wood, stone and bronze he used new industrial materials such as acrylic glass and plastics. In his abstract, spatial constructions, mass and volume ‘the cornerstones of traditional sculpture’, made

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  • News: The Gabo has been restored!

    The first segment of the expected transformation of one of Rotterdam’s main roads, the Coolsingel, is nearing completion. Unofficially named ‘the Gabo’, ‘the Thing’, ‘the Flower’, or ‘the Tulip’ (Rotterdammers love their nicknames), the untitled sculpture by Naum Gabo is now restored to its former glory. Since 1957, the constructivist sculpture has graced the pavement in

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  • News: Restoration of ‘the Gabo’ to be completed March 2018

    On the 21st of July (2017), the city council of Rotterdam granted an official permission to IEF Capital, for the restoration and renovation of the sculpture by Naum Gabo at the Coolsingel. IEF Capital, the owner of this artwork, immediately commenced with the restoration proceedings, which are expected to be concluded in February or March

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  • News: Gabo to be restored

    Naum Gabo’s untitled sculpture on the Coolsingel will finally be restored. Sculpture International Rotterdam has always fought for the art work’s restoration. From the press release sent by Rotterdam’s city council: This year, the owner of the work – Bouwfonds Investment Management – and the city of Rotterdam have succesfully discussed their ambitions in restoring the

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  • 2015 Gabo Singers – Eerbetoon aan Naum Gabo’s Z.T.

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  • News: Interested in becoming a Friend of Gabo?

    Sculpture International Rotterdam is looking for friends for the Naum Gabo   The 26-meter (85.3 ft) high Constructivist sculpture by Naum Gabo (1890-1977) was designed in 1957. Commissioned by De Bijenkorf , the work forms an inseparable part of the department store designed by Marcel Breuer. In creating the sculpture’s shape, Gabo was inspired by

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  • News: Gabo action on ART EXPO in Rotterdam

    With the start of the art fairs Art Rotterdam, RAW EXPO and Re: Art Fair this week, Rotterdam is a vibrant art city with tens of thousands of visitors from home and abroad. The art fairs all opened yesterday and present enough art to fill several days with. Sculpture International Rotterdam (24 hours of sculptures

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  • News: GABO RESTORATION

    Research has begun Sculpture International Rotterdam and the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN) have been in lengthy discussions with the former owner (De Bijenkorf) and the new owner of this sculpture by Naum Gabo to draw up a restoration plan. The sculpture’s owner has commissioned metal experts from the ICN to investigate the sculpture’s

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  • News: The Naum Gabo controversy

    The famous statue of Naum Gabo in Rotterdam for the Beehive and the design for a Monument of National Gastarbeider Hans van Houwelingen and Mohammed Benzakour. The famous statue of Naum Gabo in Rotterdam for the Beehive and the design for a Monument of National Gastarbeider Hans van Houwelingen and Mohammed Benzakour.

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  • 2011 Naum Gabo

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  • 2011 Naum Gabo

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  • News: Het Ding (Untitled, 1957) premiers at the Dutch Film Festival

    In Mels van Zutphen’s short documentary film Het Ding (Untitled, 1957) – a paneled-up sculpture of Naum Gabo at the Bijenkorf in Rotterdam slowly becomes visible during months of restoration. Through elusive images and sounds, and fragments of Naum Gabo’s modernist speech, the movie guides viewers towards the Gabo’s final unveiling. The film was commissioned

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  • Light installation at metro station Maashaven: yellow-free zone by Adrien Lucca

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  • Opening Palace Maashaven on 31st of May

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