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Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA)

Exhibition Detail
Claes Oldenburg Bottle of Notes: 20 Years On
Centre Square
Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ
United Kingdom

September 27th, 2013 - January 23rd, 2014
Bottle of Notes, Claes Oldenburg, Coosje van BruggenClaes Oldenburg, Coosje van Bruggen,
Bottle of Notes
© Courtesy of the artists & The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1642 726 720
Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 10.00am–4.30pm Thurs 10.00am–7.00pm Sun 12noon–4.00pm
film, sculpture

This year sees the 20th anniversary of Middlesbrough’s iconic sculpture Bottle of Notes.

In 1993, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen were invited to make North East England the site for their first UK public sculpture. Middlesbrough was chosen as the location and the artists drew inspiration from the history of exploration in the area through the voyages of Captain Cook. This unique public work of art, installed in Centre Square outside mima, has now become an iconic part of the Middlesbrough landscape. The exhibition screens a new film showing people’s memories and messages about the sculpture, alongside a timeline celebrating the remarkable journey of the Bottle.

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