florentijn hofman realizes giant climbable aardvark
florentijn hofman realizes giant climbable aardvark florentijn hofman realizes giant climbable aardvark
sep 19, 2013

florentijn hofman realizes giant climbable aardvark


florentijn hofman was commissioned by the burgers’ zoo in arnhem, holland to create a site specific work in celebration of its 100th anniversary. as a result, the dutch artist has envisioned ‘feestaardvarken’ (partyaardvark), a 30 meter long concrete aadrvark that can be climbed upon and interacted with. the burrowing animal with signature long ears wears a golden party hat and is positioned splayed out on its back — probably just too tired from all the festivities!

‘feestaardvarken’ (partaardvark) lies on its back in the city of arnhem
all images by inge hondebrink
images courtesy of florentijn hofman

florentijn hofman
the enormously scaled sculpture acts as a giant playground

the work continues the artist’s practice of sculpting larger than life animals

ideal for climbing…

and resting.

the piece is intended as a sculpture for all the community to enjoy

aerial view



the making of feestaardvarken (partyaardvark)
video courtesy of florentijn hofman

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