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


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.

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



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.

the piece was constructed as part of the city’s openart biennale
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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