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Constant Nieuwenhuys-Monument voor de wederopbouw, 1955-photographed by Jan Versnel, 1955

Photographer

Jan Versnel

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Monument voor de wederopbouw

1955
Towards a synthesis of art
metal
Destroyed

CID

1471

Monument voor de wederopbouw (Monument for the Reconstruction) was a temporary installation on the ground of E55 in Rotterdam. On May 18, 1955, Queen Juliana gave a speech at the opening of the E55 exhibition in Rotterdam, in which she expressed gratitude for the progress made in the ten years since the Second World War and the North Sea Flood of 1953. The exhibition, also known as the National Energy Event, aimed to showcase the Dutch people's industriousness and zest for life as they rebuilt their country. 

Besides Constant's installation, the exhibition featured works by several prominent artists, including Karel Appel and Wim Crouwel, together celebrating the nation's progress, spirit and potential for continued growth and development.

 

 

    English title

    Monument for the Reconstruction

    Alternate titles

    Symbool van Neerlands Wil en Werk
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    Monument der nationale verbondenheid
    Date of this title yet to be researched
    Monument voor de reconstructie
    1955 Archive entry

    Provenance

    1955 Constant

    Frame dimensions

    nee

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    Monument voor de wederopbouw, 1955 Photo 1955

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