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a sculptors symposium in Holland - Oost West Forum / East West Forum
From 1972 to 1982 I had been setting up- and later participating in a working group of the Dutch Sculptors' Association which was preparing the 1982 Floriade sculpture exhibition in Amsterdam - around the Gaasperplas, an artificial lake used for recreational purposes south-east of Amsterdam. From 1980 to 1981 the idea grew to invite Japanese sculptors to participate in such a sculpture exhibition. As this needed more preparation than we had counted on we decided to first realize the Floriade exhibition and at the same time start making contacts for a manifestation incorporating Japanese and Dutch sculpture.
HEFTING, P. H. - Oost West Forum Japans Nederlands Beeldhouwers Symposium East West Forum Dordrecht, Nederlandse Kring Van Beeldhouwers. 1984, First Edition. (ISBN: 906394019x)
In 1981 I was asked to be the chairman and spokesman of
East West Forum organization.(Oost West Forum, Japanse en
Nederlandse beeldhouwkunst, Dordrecht 1/6 15/7 1983 Voormalig
EMF-terrein, Parallelweg, Dordrecht NL).
Six Japanese and six Dutch renowned artists working together for forty days in creating a two hectare environmental work of art in Dordrecht The Netherlands (together with the Dutch Sculptor's Association)
organization: East West Forum working group of the Dutch Sculptors' Association 1981-1983