Zaans Huis

  • 2004
  • John Körmeling
  • plaster, iron
  • 21,5 x 15,3 x 17,4 cm
  • Location VAM, B1, 00, 00
  • Acquired in 2004
  • Inventory number 2762

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John Körmeling is an architect, visual artist, and freethinker. In his work, he combines simplicity and the obvious with exuberance and the extraordinary. A sense of humour plays a major role. In this work, he expresses this through combining the modern building with the nostalgic old-Dutch (Zaans) house. Our society is constantly subjected to modern developments. At the same time, we cherish our traditions. In his Zaans huis Körmeling unites these apparent opposites.

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