In his assignments relating to art in public
spaces, Jos van Doorn goes in search of the
identity of the environment in which the work of
art is to be located.
is determined by, for example, the history of the
place, its cultural background and the
opportunities for developing the area. By
incorporating these elements into his assignment,
he creates a work of art that links the past, the
present and the future, while also being rooted in
the landscape and culture peculiar to the region.
Examples of this work can be seen in 'Kunst in de
openbare ruimte', including the ‘Zwanenbank’ (‘Bench
of swans’) and the ‘Marspolder’ (in which the
geese symbolise the development process) and ‘De
óntaarde mens’ (‘Man uprooted’), which was
commissioned for a psychiatric hospital.