The concept Inner City arose from a collaboration between the artist Arnie Zimmerman and the architect Tiago Montepegado, respectively the master builder and town planner of this metropolis.
The collaboration between Zimmerman and Montepegado that resulted in Inner City involved two creative stages. The first was creating the sculptures in Zimmerman's New York studio, the second centred on designing Montepegado's installation and then combining them as a unit.
Lisbon and Leeuwarden
INNER CITY WAS FIRST EXHIBITED IN LISBON (LISBON Architecture Triennial 2007, Museu da Electricidade) before being brought to Leeuwarden. The arrangement of the sculptures and the resulting interaction with the exhibition space differs between locations. The Electricity Museum in Lisbon is located in a former power station where the generators loom large in this industrial environment. In this location Montepegado decided on a simple yet effective form of presentation: pedestals constructed from blocks of aerated concrete that complemented the brick building and copper machinery.
Of a completely different character, the design of the Tuinzaal (Garden Hall) at the Princessehof suits the main theme of the work …