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ARTZUID Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial

17 May 2019 00:00 - 15 September 2019 00:00

The sixth edition of ARTZUID will take place from 17 May to 15 September 2019. The Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial will present an experience exhibition featuring more than 60 figurative sculptures and spatial installations.

The sixth edition of ARTZUID will take place from 17 May to 15 September 2019. The Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial will present an experience exhibition featuring more than 60 figurative sculptures and spatial installations.

The heart of the exhibition lies in Berlage’s monumental Plan Zuid area with its leafy avenues Apollolaan and Minervalaan. This green space will serve as a backdrop for the theatrical grouping of modern and contemporary figurative sculptures which will be interspersed with interactive spatial installations. New to this edition will be a route taking in squares with artworks that connect with the history, culture and architecture of the neighbourhood. In addition solo presentations by internationally renowned artists will mark the 2.5-kilometre route from Museumplein to the Zuidas business district. ARTZUID will include an extensive peripheral programme of activities including artist talks, debates, an educational programme, art walks and art happenings. The free exhibition is open 24/7. During ARTZUID information about the route and catalogues will be available from the information pavilion on Minervalaan. All information can be found on artzuid.nl.

Famous names
ARTZUID includes works by internationally renowned artists such as Jan Fabre, Antony Gormley, Gloria Friedmann, Takashi Murakami, Yubi Kirindongo, Nancy Rubins, Elsa Tomkowiak, Franz West, Isa Genzken and Joep van Lieshout. Artworks on permanent display in the neighbourhood, such as The Thinker by Auguste Rodin and works by Hildo Krop and Sandro Chia, will be included in the exhibition in an imaginative way. New work will also be created for ARTZUID, by artists including Gabriel Lester, Sachi Miyachi and Ivan Cremer.

Accessible and fun
Berlage’s Plan Zuid is characterised by monumentally laid out avenues, neighbourhood squares and plenty of green spaces – essential features of a healthy living environment, allowing residents to relax, take a stroll, play and chat in the vision of the designer of this piece of Amsterdam urban heritage. Nowadays these features are not used as much for their originally intended purposes; people are too busy and wrapped up in themselves. But thanks to the artworks that will dominate the neighbourhood for four months from the middle of May the avenues and squares will be revived as connective spaces. The layout of the group exhibition is inspired by 17th -century Italian gardens, with associations of an amusement maze. The figurative sculptures that people can identify with make the exhibition accessible for everyone, with the spatial installations adding an exciting interactive experience. As such, this edition of ARTZUID is not just an attractive sculpture podium for art connoisseurs but also an alluring invitation to everyone to engage in some fun art viewing and enjoy themselves.

ARTZUID Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial
Stichting Artzuid
Prinses Irenestraat 19
1077 WT Amsterdam
Netherlands

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