Cragg’s works have been exhibited at such events as the Venice Biennale, and he won the Turner Prize in 1988
Translated by Thomas Ansell
Heerenveen’s modern art museum the Museum Bélvédere has just taken delivery of six enormous sculptures by the renowned British (Germany-based) artist Sir Tony Cragg. The sculptures will stay in Friesland until September, reports the Omrop Fryslân.
Museum Director Han Steenbergen is incredibly happy with the scoop: “this is something to draw people even if we are closed. It’s a way for people to get some Corona-proof culture.” A number of Cragg’s works also appear inside the museum, however with the doors remaining shut due to the Coronavirus these haven’t been viewed by the public for months.
“We had planned for this exhibition for a year and a half before the lockdown, and that is naturally disappointing. However because it will continue through to September we should have people coming into the museum to see these outstanding works”, says Steenbergen.
Cragg’s work has been exhibited across the world, and his flowing, near-organic shapes are made in interesting media from plastic, to glass fibres, to Kevlar. The sculptures have already begun to draw in visitors, with the museum’s car park having a stream in and out, and cyclists passing by regularly. “You see that people consider it as a little outing. We can’t do much at the moment, so its great that we can offer this”, says Steenbergen.