Unveiling of ‘The Head’ postponed until 2022

| Michaela Nesvarova

Artwork 'The Head', which is being created in honor of the UT's sixtieth anniversary, will not be ready in November as scheduled. Due to lack of needed materials, the unveiling of the sculpture is postponed until summer 2022.

The artist Joep van Lieshout working on 'The Head'

‘The Head’, a ten-meter high artwork currently being created by artist Joep van Lieshout, will be placed at the main entrance of the campus. Its unveiling was planned for November 2021 and was connected to the celebrations of the UT’s official 60th birthday. However, it is now certain that the sculpture will not be ready in time.

‘The unveiling of the artwork will unfortunately be delayed,’ confirms Saloa Omari, one of the organizers of the UT-lustrum activities. ‘The artist has problems with delivery of materials needed for the sculpture. Specifically, he cannot get copper. He has contacted many factories and suppliers, but copper is simply not available at the moment.’

The metal sculpture will therefore not be finished until next year. The festive unveiling in November has been cancelled and is now scheduled to take place in early summer 2022.

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