Sculpture rue de Nimy

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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK154,252 contributions
Sep 2019
An interesting sculpture on Rue de Nimy on the northern side of Grand Place. The sculpture is created from planks of wood laced together to look like overhanging trees over a passageway. I thought it looked kind of cool until I found out the cost, which came in at a whopping €400k. It’s interesting, but surely not that interesting.
Written September 5, 2019
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KathmanduMazza
Nice, France476 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
At a cost of 400,000€, this seems a rather extravagant work of art to say the least. Especially as it collapsed at some point, and had to be reconstructed again - at the artist's own expense at least. However it is quite unusual. From a distance I thought it was a thatch or bamboo construction, but on closer examination, it is made from slats of wood.
Written August 8, 2018
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stevenenhilde
Antwerp, Belgium905 contributions
Feb 2021
This sculpture is your welcome to the city when you enter Mons. A typical artwork of Arne Quinze. Just a lot of shelfs ... or art. Up to you, but you have to see it.
Written March 1, 2021
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,340 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
This piece of public art obviously elicits a mixed response from TripAdvisor reviewers. It's by well-known Belgian conceptual artist Arne Qunize and the best description I've seen of it is that it looks like an exploding lumber yard! In fact the first time he built it, it did explode, or at least collapse. It's meant to represent all the people who've flowed backward and forward down this street over the last 700 years, although quite where the title 'The Passenger' comes from I'm not sure. Personally I loved it, simply for the contrast of pretty much everything in Mons; too often towns like this tend to be kept in cotton wool. only a two minute stroll from the Grand Place so have a look.
Written September 12, 2017
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Steeve
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo4,025 contributions
Apr 2018
The sculpture at the rue de Nimy, very close to the Grand Place, isn't worth looking for. According to me (but I may be wrong), this isn't a work of art. It isn't beautiful. What's more, it is a dangerous structure. It already collapsed once in the street. Fortunately, there weren't any passersby at that time. If there had been people, they would have been crushed to death. Don't go too close if the wind is strong!
Written April 21, 2018
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Andrew J
Fareham, UK294 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
The one fact is you can't ignore the sculpture. On balance we liked it. However, the cost of 400,000 euros is excessive for a wooden sculpture of a limited life span.
Written March 18, 2018
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conrad57
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium987 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
Walking the centre of Mons, already somber and grey, without life on a fresh winter day, we encountered by surprise this modern piece of art (?). It absorbes the whole surroundings, took away the view on the buildings around. Walking under, it gave a scary effect, one feels a plank will fall off any moment ( I searched for the fixation bolts and screws ). Looked like "a pile of wood", "planks", "big mikado", "matches", "fire wood", overwhelming effect. If that is what the artist wants, he surely made his goal. I feel pity for the Mons people living next door to that piece of modern art. I learned this art was bought for 400.000 euro, money that could have been spend more useful for the EU capital of culture 2015. "De gustibus non disputendum est ", but why is it that modern art always need pages and pages of explanation, or is it art that only can be tasted by the few ! go and see, to you to make up your mind.
Written February 16, 2017
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1Broad_Abroad
Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, Belgium51 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
When I saw it I was shocked... I guess I need to do a bit of research to give a better review. But for now I'll just give it a shocking review in hopes that someone will tell me it's purpose. It did actually make me park my car to give it a closer look but I still had questions as to why or what would make someone bolt all of this wood together and Ohhhhh should I get from under here... will I die a I know what you did last summer death?
Written February 15, 2017
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ray w-p
Luxembourg17 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
This was built (yes really) to celebrate the City of Culture. It cost a fortune and promptly blew down. So at even greater expense it was rebuilt. i just wonder if the money would have been better spent on finishing the railway station revamp which is still ongoing 2 years after the city of culture finished. Perhaps when they pull it down and sell it they can use the money to fill in some of the gigantic pot-holes in the motorways around Mons.
Written February 2, 2017
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Sue M
Bophut, Thailand44 contributions
Oct 2016
Interesting... but not sure how long it will last being made of wood with the climate they have here...
Written October 3, 2016
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