G Roland Biermann: Stations - Troubled Waters
De Hoftuin at the Hermitage Museum, Nieuwe Herenracht 18, Amsterdam 1018 DP
Stations 2, a new commission for Stichting ArtWay, is part of Stations - Troubled Waters, a series of 14 single works exhibitions, curated by Marleen Hengelaar and Aniko Ouweneel. Referencing the Stations of the Cross, the works are shown in 14 iconic venues across the city centre of Amsterdam this March and April.
Stations 2 is a large sculptural installation, consisting of three asymmetric, x-shaped crosses made of recycled motorway crash barriers and 33 oil barrels, painted in 12 different shades of red, suggesting fresh blood that congeals, dries and quickens again as a symbol for the passing of life.