Willy Ørskov's sculptures outside Stadsbiblioteket in Lyngby
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A colourful sculpture group by Willy Ørskov

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Installed just outside Stadsbiblioteket, the main library in Lyngby, is a four-part work by Willy Ørskov (1920-90) from the early 1970s. It stands in front of the children's library on a terrace that was originally much wider than now. The building's…

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Time / Periode 1972 1973
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Ørskov's smallest three sculptures are colourful and playful in style. They stand in contrast to a fourth work: the large white sculpture presiding at the end of the square. Lightweight in appearance, it is composed of 800 kg of steel. The sculptures are not raised on plinths, but stand level on the tiles. They exist down among us, with us, in our everyday space. These works invite play, movement and touching: crawl under, step up, look down, run around, grab, hold! Ørskov was taken up with what he termed 'the open sculpture'. The sculptures in Lyngby are not to be decoded, interpreted or put to a particular use. On the contrary: Ørskov wanted to create an open, sculptural continuum in which we can each engage in our own way.

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