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Highway art - art in the road environment

In 1983 the National Highway Administration of the Netherlands invited three artists to develop ideas about integrating art in the road environment. Highway A15 runs from west to east across the Netherlands - from the North Sea to almost the German border. In that time it was a fairly quiet route and the department found that especially the eastern stretch lacked interest and caused mental weariness. Maybe the visual impact of art would give it more character and keep the drivers alert.

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highway A15 in the Betuwe, the Netherlands and site-specific art along the highway

Where there are now standard concrete walls - in 1983 three sculptors proposed art projects which were to serve as points of interest to keep motorists alert; some were to serve as noise barriers to stop and deflect sound. I was one of the three invited artists.

 

art along the highway


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