Sculpture International Rotterdam (SIR) was set up in 1999 to focus attention on the city’s impressive collection of public sculptures and to ensure their long-term preservation. In addition to protecting this exceptional artistic heritage, SIR undertakes the development of new international art works and projects for the city. Sculpture International Rotterdam operates in metropolitan locations with an international allure or potential, spread across the entire city. The extension of SIR’s working terrain to the entire city is a recent decision. Sculpture International Rotterdam contributes to Rotterdam’s international culture and ambitions through high-profile works of art.
Rotterdam is dynamic and so too is the potential function of art in the public realm.