Rosa Sijben (1988) studied fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. In her practice she uses sculptures, installations and performances. She makes you reconsider the nature of objects and actions’ social and aesthetic aspects. Her ‘situational choreographies’ explore the overlap between art and life, areas that make the subjectivity of actions visible. Her work has been shown at KW Berlin, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, SALT Istanbul, Showroom Mama Rotterdam, De Appel, Corridor, W139 and Museum Van Loon in Amsterdam, among others.
Zuidas, City of Amsterdam, Zuidasdok and Zuidplus
In the next few years thousands of homes and offices will be built in Zuidas. Furthermore, the large infrastructural project Zuidasdok will kick off next year: the widening and partial tunneling of highway A10 Zuid and the expansion of railway station Amsterdam Zuid. Zuidasdok is necessary in order to guarantee the area’s accessibility as it is increasingly getting more crowded. Between all the building activities Zuidas remains a place where people live, work and relax. We, department Zuidas of the City of Amsterdam, project organization Zuidasdok and construction consortium ZuidPlus feel it is important this should be hampered as little as possible. We also realize, however, that construction inevitably causes inconvenience. In order to keep Zuidas livable and attractive we have taken a number of measures. Participating in GET LOST – art route is one of these. The presence of art in public space boosts dynamics, and since the art work is open to everyone, we contribute to strengthening the connection between Zuidas residents, employees and visitors.