DE SOKKEL #6

Folkert de Jong

Exhibition

Folkert de Jong also created a work for De Sokkel in Antwerp’s City Park – in the margin of his exhibition.

Twice a year, the Klein Antwerpen community association and the Middelheim Museum join forces for an experimental artistic project outside the museum. These interventions reflect on the role of art in public spaces as well as putting the historically valuable city park in the spotlight.

For the work on this somewhat hidden plinth, de Jong was inspired by street artists (such as jugglers), who devise the most spectacular tricks to draw the attention of passers-by. The work thus plays a dual role: the plinth will no longer remain unseen. At the same time, it also raises questions about the artist’s role in public space.

 

Past editions

De Sokkel (The Plinth) is a co-production of the Klein Antwerpen neighbourhood association and the Middelheim Museum. With the support of the District of Antwerp