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74 Wall St. - Remco Torenbosch

Remco Torenbosch 96190400 HLCUSS5151006468, 2017 Bill of lading documents Image: courtesy of the artist, Lola Pertsowsky, and SALOON, Brussels

Remco Torenbosch ( Netherlands )

Remco Torenbosch’s most recent works examine global infrastructure as a medium of polity, and the history of private companies that manage essential resources such as water, housing and electricity, questioning the notion of ownership and accessibility. In 2018, Torenbosch initiated the ongoing collaborative project ’74 Wall St.' which deals with the politics of real-estate, its allied history of capital, and its potential role within remembrance. ’74 Wall St.’ is a proposal for a new memorial destination on 74 Wall Street, New York, the site of the former slave market during Dutch colonization in the seventeenth century; a location within the Financial District of Manhattan that is historically recognized but barely memorized. Instead of a memorial placard or sculpture this project proposes to use the materiality of the current building on 74 Wall Street as an object of commemoration. 

 

During his six months residency period at ZK/U, Torenbosch will continue to work collaboratively, with several writers and historians, on the ’74 Wall St.’ project. Among this project, Torenbosch also will initiate new projects throughout the course of the year.

(c) Remco Torenbosch 74 Wall St., 2018 - ongoing
(c) Remco Torenbosch 74 Wall St., 2018 - ongoing
(c) Remco Torenbosch 96190400 HLCUSS5151006468, 2017 Bill of lading documents Images: courtesy of the artist, Lola Pertsowsky, and SALOON, Brussels
(c) Remco Torenbosch 96190400 HLCUSS5151006468, 2017 Bill of lading documents Images: courtesy of the artist, Lola Pertsowsky, and SALOON, Brussels
(c) Remco Torenbosch in collaboration with International Institute of Social History and Ghislaine Leung, 2020 On Property, Cargo Amsterdam Images: courtesy of the artists, Aatjan Renders, and ESSEX STREET, New York
(c) Remco Torenbosch in collaboration with International Institute of Social History and Ghislaine Leung, 2020 On Property, Cargo Amsterdam Images: courtesy of the artists, Aatjan Renders, and ESSEX STREET, New York
(c) Remco Torenbosch Fluorescence, 2017 light, software Images: courtesy of the artist and Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
(c) Remco Torenbosch Fluorescence, 2017 light, software Images: courtesy of the artist and Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
(c) Remco Torenbosch 96190400 HLCUSS5151006468, 96190400 HLCUSS5151006469, 2017 Rubber, distributed by BHP Billiton Jakarta Indonesia, shipped by Hapag-Lloyd Hamburg Germany Image: courtesy the artist and Framer Framed Amsterdam
(c) Remco Torenbosch Institute, 2018 audio installation Images: courtesy the artist and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
(c) Remco Torenbosch Institute, 2018 audio installation Images: courtesy the artist and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
(c) Remco Torenbosch Growth, 2019 Image: courtesy the artist, LNDWstudio, and Kunstfort Vijfhuizen