Vechtpark 2010

De Vecht, a small Dutch river in the Province Overijssel will be transformed again, this time back into a more natural river. The municipality Hardenberg takes the chance to offer the residents and nature more possibilities to live with the river. The valley becomes a special park. The ‘Vechtpark’ gets its form through the half natural river, half natural and half cultural. Artists are invited to co-design the river or create artworks that are formed by the river.

The municipality Hardenberg has appointed Jeroen van Westen as a superintendant to investigate and designate changes for visual arts and, in cooperation with a projectteam, search for artists who can contribute to this special transformation process.