Sculpture and installation

 

Vooruit! (Forward!), 2003

Vooruit! (Forward!), 2003
wall drawing, object, acrylic paint, glass
1245 x 774 cm

Note / The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science is constantly working to develop knowledge and culture. On a wall nearly eight metres high, Van Warmerdam made a mural of a homo erectus with a glass table leg in his hand, underpinning the idea that culture is an important component of society. In response to a round of government cuts, Van Warmerdam wrote a letter to the State Secretary, contending that culture in The Netherlands must go forward, not backwards.