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Bullock, 2011

Sculptural project "Bullock" in Oss (The Netherlands)

"Cities are flexible and dynamic spaces. As an artist, I have the opportunity to react to society and hold up a kind of mirror to it. The public sphere requires a language that is understood by as many people as possible. For my sculptural project in Oss, I therefore decided to turn the heraldic motif from the municipal coat of arms into a sculpture. It’s closely linked with the history, culture and people of Oss. On the one hand, the golden ox heads on the facades are a disconcerting sight; on the other hand, they’re an expression of my respect for this symbol as something that creates common identity.

The citizens of Oss as well as visitors to that town will become part of this event for one month. The way they see, discover and assess my scuptural project, is an essential addition to it." (Christoph Maisenbacher)

Photos: Christoph Maisenbacher

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