New Amsterdam subway station to host large modern art works

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Construction of the Rokin subway station in Amsterdam. May 24, 2014 (photo Dries Arnolds / NL Times). Construction of the Rokin subway station in Amsterdam. May 24, 2014 (photo Dries Arnolds / NL Times)

The municipality of Amsterdam is hard at work getting artworks for the subway stations along the city's new Noord-Zuid subway line. The Rokin station will feature huge mosaics made of stone by British-French artist duo Danie Dewar and Gregory Gicquel, Het Parool reports.

The artist duo created mosaics of everyday objects - a cat, a teapot, a nutcracker - on the walls along the platform. These modern art works will later be joined by made during the construction of the subway line. "Past and present come together in a surprising way at Rokin station", according to the municipality.

The Rokin station will open briefly next week to give the public a chance at a peek at the works of art. On Thursday, March 23rd, between 5:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. members of the public can get a 10 minuted tour in small groups. As the number of spaces is limited, the municipality advises those interested to reserve a spot on t

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