Les Nouveaux commanditaires

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Nuovi Committenti
Nuevos Comanditarios
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De Nieuwe Opdrachtgevers
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Die Neue Auftraggeber
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De IJzeren Rijn
John Körmeling

Inauguration of the artwork, Neerpelt, 2016 — madeye.brussels
Patrons - Niels Valkenborgh, Eric Vanmechelen, Stijn Lauwers, Albert Smeets, Mariëlla Schoemans & Ortwin Geebelen
Mediator - Thérèse Legierse, De Nieuwe Opdrachtgevers
Supporters - City of Ypres
Victoriabrug, Neerpelt, Belgique, 2017

The context

This bridge played an important role during the last war, hence its name, Victoria. It is currently part of the "Rhine of Steel" (IJzeren Rijn) railway line between Antwerp and the Ruhr. This line would finally put an end to the constant flow of trucks that motorists face on the highway.

The railway line is being discussed by Neerpelt residents and local residents who fear nuisance.

As commissioners, they commissioned John Körmeling to give shape to their concerns and for the work of art to contribute to the debate.