Recently the artwork 'Der Stein des Weisen' by Kathrin Schlegel was installed at campus Woudestein. On Monday 3 September the work of art will be festively unveiled for the audience.
In Erasmus' footsteps
The contemporary artwork is situated in Park Noord on campus Woudestein. It consists of the historic pedestal that carried Hendrick de Keyser’s statue of Erasmus for centuries. The pedestal is accompanied by a monumental stainless-steel sculpture that resembles a thought or speech bubble. The highly polished surface of the bubble reflects the spectator and the surroundings. The ensemble invites the beholder to follow in Erasmus’ footsteps, contemplate the philosopher’s thoughts and re-examine his legacy.
'Der Stein des Weisen' will be unveiled by the President of the EUR, Kristel Baele on the day of the Opening Academic Year 2018-2019. The artiest Kathrin Schlegel will be present herself. On the same day, there will be a presentation of a publication in which the realisation process of the work of art is explored. In addition, the Erasmus Gallery shows an installation and video-animation by artist Kathrin Schlegel.
- 11.15: coffee reception and walk-in in the Erasmus Gallery, situated in the Erasmus Building campus Woudestein.
- 11:45: festive unveiling by Kristel Baele, President of the Executive Board of the EUR, followed by some speakers.
- The programme is concluded with a lunch.
Art and Erasmus University Rotterdam
The artwork was commissioned by Erasmus University Rotterdam and made possible by the Mondriaan Foundation.
From the early developments of the university on Woudestein, Erasmus University Rotterdam aims to create a special environment. Art has always played an important role in this process. That is visible in the level and the wide variety of works of art that can be seen in the buildings and the outdoor areas of the university. The artworks together form the art collection EUR.