Forever in Stone

The site-specific artwork 'Forever in Stone' by Martijn Sandberg, is an integral part of the architecture of the district Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam. Steel clinkers form the pixels of a figuration in the brickwork of the planters, meandering along the plinths of the housing blocks throughout the district.
The artist allows the stones to speak. Those who listen, hear the endless song that is written in stone: 'Stoned Forever', 'Forever Stoned', 'Stoned Again' and 'Again'.

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Title: 'Forever in Stone'
Artist: Martijn Sandberg
Location: Olympisch Kwartier (Olympic Quarter), Amsterdam/ NL
Material: steel clinkers, bricks
Measurements: brickwork gable garden flower tubs (lxh) 1015m x 0.9m
Concept and design: 2001
Built: 2004-2008
Completion: 2008
Commissioned by: Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Stadsdeel Oud Zuid
Architects: Lafour & Wijk, Rudy Uytenhaak, Mulleners + Mulleners




'Forever in Stone', Martijn Sandberg, Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam, 2008. (photo: Peter Cuypers)




'Forever in Stone', Martijn Sandberg, Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam, 2008. (photo: Peter Cuypers)




'Forever in Stone', Martijn Sandberg, Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam, 2008. (photo: Peter Cuypers)




'Forever in Stone', drawing by Martijn Sandberg, project Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam.




'Forever in Stone', drawing by Martijn Sandberg, project Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam.




'Forever in Stone', drawing by Martijn Sandberg, project Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam.






Martijn Sandberg
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NL-1012 GH Amsterdam
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