Clave (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

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Title

Clave (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Slavery
Middle Passage
Transatlantic Slave Trade
Slave Trade
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

Four nude figures dance across the abstracted bow of a ship. Each figure strikes a distinct, rhythmic pose even as they are shackled together at the ankle by iron chains. The outer most figure appears to have broken free from this rhythmic chain-gang-- iron chains dangle freely from his right ankle. The work, unveiled on the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Surinam and the Dutch Antilles, is located along the Maas River in Lloydkwartier, a newly designed neighborhood built in the old port area of Delfshaven. The work’s location and title evoke the Dutch slave trade. Clave refers to a rhythmic pattern used in Afro-Cuban music.

Creator

da Silva, Alex, 1974-

Source

Art at Heart

Date

Dedicated: June 16, 2013

Relation

To watch a video of the work, click here.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Lloydstraat, 45-59, 3024 Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Has Part

Inscription on the work:

"Het lichaam is dat slaaf is vertrekt de ziel die vrij is blijft"

Extent

354.331'' x 196.85''

Medium

Corten steel; Hot-dip galvanized steel

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

354.331'' x 196.85''

Citation

da Silva, Alex, 1974-, “Clave (Rotterdam, The Netherlands),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed June 16, 2021, https://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1168.

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