ArtZuid the Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial 2019


The bi-annual open-air sculpture route in Amsterdam, ArtZuid is open for visits. The sixth edition is curated by artist Michiel Romeyn and art historian Jhim Lamoree. On show are about sixty sculptures on a 2,5 km route on the streets of Amsterdam. Easiest way to see the sculptures, in our opinion, is to just start walking from the Apollolaan or the Minervalaan, here you find the information pavilion as well.

(imagecredits: JW Kaldenbach/ArtZuid 2019)

ArtZuid Route

If you want guidance there’s lot’s of choice. Artcamps, lectures, tours, artist talks and other events are programmed for your convenience. Otherwise just go out whenever you fancy and walk by yourself. The route is open 24/7 until September 2019 and is free of charge.

Plan Zuid is the Heart

The first edition was held ten years ago in 2009. It’s original place is Plan Zuid (“South Plan”) which is the urban concept by the Dutch architect Berlage realized in 1915. Plan Zuid is the “heart” of ArtZuid. The Dutch sculpture route has grown massively since 2009, branching out to the MuseumPlein and the Zuidas business district. Also a new annex in Amstelveen is open. For more and adequate informatio about the route it’s best go to the website:

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Participating artists

Aime Mpane Enkobo, Anish Kapoor, Antoine Poncet, Aristide Maillol, Arman, Armando, Barry Flanagan, César, Charlotte van Pallandt, Dan Graham, Daniel Götten,David Altmejd, Dini Thomsen, Eja Siepman van den Berg, Elsa Tomkowiak, Erwin Wurm, George Struikelblok, Gerda Maise, Gloria Friedmann, Henk Visch, Irene Fortuyn, Ivan Cremer, Jan Fabre, Jaume Plensa, Jean Dubuffet, Jems Koko Bi, Jerzy Kedziora, Jésus Rafael Soto, Jim Dine, Joel Shapiro, Joep van Lieshout, Johan Tahon, Judith Wiersema, Karel Appel, Klaas Gubbels, Marc Quinn, Matthew Monahan, Morgan Betz, Nancy Rubins, Nick Ervinck, Nic Jonk, Roberto Barni, Sachi Miyachi, Theo Jansen, Tom Claassen, Tony Matelli, Wim Delvoye, Yoshitomo Nara, Yubi Kirindongo.

Watching the Installation of Sculptures in Amsterdam by ArtZuid

Watching the Installation of Sculptures in Amsterdam by ArtZuid

ArtZuid is an open air sculpture biennial in Amsterdam’s Southern district in The Netherlands. The free accessible exhibition premiered in 2009. As we speak, In May 2015, the fourth edition of ArtZuid, curated by Rudi Fuchs, is being installed. We, at Mimi Berlin, went to see the humongous sculptures, made by international artists, being placed at the Apollolaan and Minervalaan. And that alone is worth a visit… About 66 sculptures will be on show by artists such as Jaume Plensa, Markus Lüpertz, Hans Josephsohn, Per Kirkeby, Michael Craig and Georg Baselitz (amongst many others). The ArtZuid Sculpture Route is 2,8 km long, which will make do for a nice art-stroll through the luscious streets of the “Old South” quarters in Amsterdam. (photocredits; ©JW Kaldenbach/ArtZuid)

We will be visiting this exhibition when it’s ready as well! It will be opened by Princess Beatrix on the 22nd of May and is open till the 22nd of September.

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