As Languitecture evolved from the confinement of exhibition walls into the public realm of a city, new contextual gaps have risen that need to be filled with new perspectives and viewpoints.
Languitecture II investigates two specific aspects within the vast sea of language; Renaming and Symbolism.
The participating artists in the second edition are: Keerthi Basavarajaiah, Friso Witteveen, Marco Pando, Lisa Premke, Wouter Venema and Rawan Serhan.
In 2019, the artists started developing site specific works for major locations in Amsterdam. Their thoughtful and imaginative practices explore how language addresses the cultural shift between memory and identity to physical representation within the boundaries of their specific site.
Each artist uses a unique approach to develop their site specific piece, and allows space to be influenced by the live interaction with the public and the other participating artists.
The artworks will be placed on site from September 2020 and will remain on site for a maximum of 10 years.
The works of Languitecture II reflect awareness of the quick societal transformations, and respond to the difficult social, cultural and political questions organically through physical actions and ceremonial performances.
The project is supported by de Gemeente Amsterdam, Stichting Stokroos, Wiseguys, Urban Art Projects, Goethe Institute, Sociaal Cement and de Rode Loper.