All Artists


Since 1997 Observatorium (Geert van de Camp, Andre Dekker, Lieven Poutsma en Ruud Reutelingsperger) is commited to create relationships between art, landscape and society. Noise barriers, urban parks, prisons, slag heaps, railway stations, housing estates, motorways and industrial heritage: these are all part of Observatorium’s field of operations. This consortium of artists has developed a distinctive philosophy and working procedure. They take the grey areas and overlaps of urban design, landscape architecture, architecture and art, and make them productive. Instead of creating autonomous art in public space, Observatorium uses the media of sculpture and installation to make functional facilities. The objects are monumental, symbolic and meaningful, enhanced by use.