No longer protected from exterior elements it now becomes a prey for the elements of nature: wind, water, sun, vegetation and wildlife find their way into every creek and slowly merge into the buildings structure.
Guide to ruined Buildings in the Netherlands XIX-XXI Century contains over 150 entries, presenting a fascinating overview of ruins and abandoned buildings: a never accomplished museum, a luxurious hotel, a series of open-air swimming pools and bridges and a lighthouse.
Lara Almarcegui (b. 1972) is a Spanish artist based in Rotterdam. She has had solo exhibitions at INDEX, Stockholm (2004), FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon (2004) and CAC Centro Arte Contemporaneo, Malaga (2007).
She presented projects at the Liverpool Biennial (2004), at the Frieze artfair special projects (2006), at the São Paulo Biennial (2006), and the Sharjah Biennial 8, Arabic Emirates (2007).
In 2007 her exhibition at CGAC, Santiago de Compostela started, and is still running.
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