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Kari Huhtamo Art Foundation seminar
environmental sculpture
a lecture by Lucien den Arend at Lapland University at Rovaniemi Finland April 26 2007

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Opening the Arctic Circle stainless steel sculpture in Kemijärvi Finland
opening the arctic circle (avautuva napapiiri) - stainless steel - 2000x354x354cm - Kemijärvi Culture Center (Kulttuurikeskus) FI

It has always been the wish of the sculptor to find the best location when installing his work.

In this case there are basically only two possibilities

  1. the sculpture already exists, making it difficult to find a location in which the scale, material, color and the shape will fit into the existing space, or
  2. the sculpture is conceived and made to fir an existing location - this is what I refer to  as site-specific sculpture (see the sculpture above.

A third possibility is not to install a sculpture at all. And that is actually the thing that happened to me in 1969. >

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