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florentijn hofman: big yellow rabbit
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aug 23, 2011
florentijn hofman: big yellow rabbit


‘stor gul kanin (big yellow rabbit)’ by florentijn hofman in örebro, sweden
all images courtesy  florentijn hofman
image © lasse person

rotterdam-based artist florentijn hofman has shared with us images of ‘stor gul kanin (big yellow rabbit)’,
his newest large-scale sculpture conceived for this summer’s openart biennale in örebro, sweden.
challenging the function and purpose of the public space, the 13-meter high installation explores
the notion of scale and urban perspective by providing a new focal point in the open square.


in the city’s context
image © florentijn hofman

constructed out of locally-manufactured shingles and a wooden armature, the temporary sculpture
depicts a giant plush rabbit that has been seemingly dropped into the center of the swedish plaza.
the large-scale intervention rests against the engelbrekt monument, the original pivot point of
the open site. observers are encouraged to experience the public space within the new context of
the rabbit as well as when the presence of the sculpture is gone.

as with his previous work, hofman’s sculpture involved the locals with more than 25 volunteers
and craftsman coming together to construct the rabbit.


image © florentijn hofman


general view
image © lasse person


top view
image © lasse person



image © florentijn hofman


image © lasse person


image © florentijn hofman


engelbrekt monument
image © florentijn hofman


during construction
image © lasse person

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