U Bevindt Zich Hier

The artwork 'U Bevindt Zich Hier' ('You Are Here') by Martijn Sandberg, honours prominent residents, groups or places highlighting the character of District Amsterdam Oost in the twentieth century.
Consisting of more than 20 columns, the artwork is located on the Oranje Vrijstaatkade, from City Office Oost, alongside the facade of the former Ooster gasworks and on the waterside of the residential area to the corner by the Polderweg.
The pedestals are provided with texts appropriate to the persons, groups or places in District Oost in the twentieth century. The accompanying names and background information are deliberately not mentioned in the figuration upon the artwork. The artwork on site invites one to contemplate and literally 'un-cover' the 'Legacy of the Twentieth Century' oneself.

The website www.u-bevindt-zich-hier.nl functions as an online guide and forms part of the artwork. The website offers background information about the person, group or location to which the pedestal refers.

Click here to see a description in English, as pdf.
Click here to see a description in Dutch, as pdf.

Artwork: 'U Bevindt Zich Hier' ('You Are Here')
Artist: Martijn Sandberg
Material: concrete
Measurements: (lxwxh) 80cm x 80cm x 40cm
Project: Legacy of the Twentieth Century
Location: Oranje Vrijstaatkade, Oostpoort, Amsterdam
Realisation and completion: 2019
Project assistance: Christa Rinzema, Atelier Rinzema
Commissioned by: Amsterdam Municipality, District Oost
Also funded by: AFK, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts





'Het Was Altijd Al Zo' ('It Was Always Like That'). (photo: Peter Cuypers)
Site-specific artwork 'U Bevindt Zich Hier' ('You Are Here'), Oranje Vrijstaatkade, Amsterdam.




'Het Was Altijd Al Zo' ('It Was Always Like That'). (photo: Peter Cuypers)
Site-specific artwork 'U Bevindt Zich Hier' ('You Are Here'), Oranje Vrijstaatkade, Amsterdam.




'U Bevindt Zich Hier' ('You Are Here'). (photo: Peter Cuypers)
Site-specific artwork 'U Bevindt Zich Hier' ('You Are Here'), Oranje Vrijstaatkade, Amsterdam.




'Beste Brave Burger Lees Het Niet' ('Dear Honest Citizen Do Not Read It'). (photo: Peter Cuypers)
Site-specific artwork 'U Bevindt Zich Hier' ('You Are Here'), Oranje Vrijstaatkade, Amsterdam.




'De Kunst Gaat Door Het Vrije Land' ('Art Moves Throughout A Free Land'). (photo: Peter Cuypers)
Site-specific artwork 'U Bevindt Zich Hier' ('You Are Here'), Oranje Vrijstaatkade, Amsterdam.




'Met Een Fakkel En Een Vlag' ('With A Torch And A Flag'). (photo: Peter Cuypers)
Site-specific artwork 'U Bevindt Zich Hier' ('You Are Here'), Oranje Vrijstaatkade, Amsterdam.




'Ik Weet Het Niet' ('I Don't Know'). (photo: Peter Cuypers)
Site-specific artwork 'U Bevindt Zich Hier' ('You Are Here'), Oranje Vrijstaatkade, Amsterdam.




'Aan Allen Van Goede Wil' ('To All Of Good Will'). (photo: Peter Cuypers)
Site-specific artwork 'U Bevindt Zich Hier' ('You Are Here'), Oranje Vrijstaatkade, Amsterdam.




'Graag Laten Staan AUB Dank' ('Please Keep It Standing Thanks'). (photo: Peter Cuypers)
Site-specific artwork 'U Bevindt Zich Hier' ('You Are Here'), Oranje Vrijstaatkade, Amsterdam.




'U Bevindt Zich Hier' ('You Are Here'), Oranje Vrijstaatkade. (photo: Peter Cuypers)
Site-specific artwork 'U Bevindt Zich Hier' ('You Are Here'), Oranje Vrijstaatkade, Amsterdam.


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