Leap Into the City with Florentijn Hofman. The 12th Contemporary Art in the Traditional Museum Festival
Public-art object by the artist Florentijn Hofman in the Peter and Paul Fortress
Within the framework of the “Year Russia-Netherlands 2013”
In September the Peter and Paul Fortress will feature a large-scale public-art project by Florentijn Hofman. In 2007 Hofman first created his 26-meter high rubber duck in France, in 2004 a 30-meter Muskrat was installed in Holland, and in 2010 the artist mounted a gigantic monkey made of flip-flops in São Paulo. Florenitjn Hofman will create a new project meant specifically for the Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg. The Project can be viewed from September 14, 2013 at the opening of the Contemporary Art in the Traditional Museum Festival.
Florentijn Hofman (the Netherlands)
The sculptor and artist Florentijn Hofman (1977, Delfzijl, the Netherlands) came to prominence thanks to his impressive, gigantic sculptures mounted in public spaces – images of animals or ready-made everyday items. One of the Hofman’s most famous projects is a very large rubber duck which has been travelling the world since 2007 and has already visited São Paulo, Osaka, Hong-Kong, Aukland and other cities. Hofman also created various animals made of cardboard, hay, rubber and metal in the Netherlands, Mexico, Sweeden, France, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland and other countries.
Leap into the City Project is organized by the North-West Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts and the St Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Russian Federation and Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation.
Activity Type : Visual Arts
Supported by: Michail Proxorov Fund / Комитет по культуре Санкт-Петербурга
Project: CONTEMPORARY ART IN THE TRADITIONAL MUSEUM