In 2017, the twinning of Amstelveen with Berlin Tempelhof-Schöneberg will celebrate 60 years of existence and the one that Amstelveen has with Villa El Salvador will celebrate 20 years. The twinning existing since 1957 between Berlin and Tempelhof-Schöneberg arose from the idea that wars could be avoided through personal and cultural exchange.
Mutual understanding can prevent mistrust and misunderstanding. Learning to un-derstand each other is the underlying central thread of the exchange and cooperation between Amstelveen and its sister towns and will hence be the theme of this art project of Stephanie Rhode.
The work of the visual artist Stephanie Rhode as well as her installations, sculptures and drawings, always reflect the connection between the present society and the funda-mental philosophical ideas. Rhode transforms a term like ‘permanence’ or ‘remember-ing’ into a monumental piece of art in the form of landscape art, performances and / or installations. Her art is created based on an interaction between the spectator or any volunteers who wish to help: one cannot exist without the other. Rhode works with a variety of divergent materials precisely to show these contradictions. Her work can be seen in the country and abroad in museums and public spaces.
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