ARTZUID 2021 – IMAGINE

1 July – 17 October

ARTZUID is the leading Sculpture Biennale of the Netherlands. Every two years, 50 high-profile sculptures are exhibited for four months on the green lanes of Amsterdam Zuid. Our mission is to create a new meeting place on the street with a museum-quality selection of sculptures and to make art accessible to everyone free of charge.

ARTZUID

Exhibition concept

The 7th edition of ARTZUID will take place from 1 July to 17 October 2021. The Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial will present an experience exhibition with more than 50 works of art along the 5 km route. The heart of the exhibition is in Berlage’s monumental Plan Zuid with its leafy Apollolaan and Minervalaan.

Ideals

This summer, the seventh edition of ARTZUID will focus on engagement. The sculptures of city sculptor Hildo Krop are the inspiration for the ARTZUID 2021 exhibition concept. In 1917, construction began on the southern extension of the city of Amsterdam, the so-called Plan-Zuid, designed by architect H.P. Berlage. On countless façades and bridges, Krop’s sculptures, full of symbolism, shine forth about a better world for man, animal and nature.

Imagine

ARTZUID 2021 is entitled Imagine and features artists with engagement, who work in a figurative and expressive style. What about Krop’s ideals 100 years later? And which subjects are topical today: climate, equality, health, nature and animal welfare, etc.? This year it is exactly 50 years ago that John Lennon wrote the song IMAGINE:

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I am not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will be as one.

At ARTZUID, the participating artists are our dreamers, just like HildoKrop 100 years ago and John Lennon 50 years ago. They question the current state of the world and take us along to their ideal. The artists want to awaken something in the visitors, to think about a better world and to set personal goals. What do you want to do to leave the world better for future generations, our children and their children?

Among the participants are big names: David Bade, Joseph Klibansky, Sokari Douglas Camp, Arne Quinze, Raquel van Haver, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, KAWS, Lin May Saeed, Nelson Carillho, Marieke Bolhuis, Tal R, Jonathan Meese, Anne Wenzel and Tirzo Martha.

Tours

Every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. the ARTZUID group tour takes place. You can also book a personal group tour on a day and time of your choice for your own company. See all the possibilities for guided tours.

Educational program

Bring your class along to ARTZUID and take the children’s tour together, get creative in our children’s workshop or sign up for our ART CAMP to spend your holiday in a creative way. There’s plenty to learn and experience at ARTZUID! View our program to see all the activities for children.

Ralph Keuning curator ARTZUID 2021

Ralph Keuning Curator ARTZUID

For this seventh edition of ARTZUID Ralph Keuning, director of Museum de Fundatie and Kasteel het Nijenhuis, has been selected as curator.

“Especially now in a time of strong opinions and hard discussions, an open meeting place of art is important. The work of the artists participating in ARTZUID is both activistic and contemplative and very diverse. It is precisely this pluriformity, artistic and ideological, that provides material for discussion and encourages reflection on current social themes.” 

Route Amsterdam Sculpture Biennale

ARTZUID Route

For ARTZUID 2019, Art Zuid Foundation has received the famous Travelers Choice Award from TripAdvisor. All thanks to the great reviews of visitors. Will you help ARTZUID 2021 to receive the Travelers Choice Award again?

Visitors information

ARTZUID 2021 takes place from July till October. The start of the sculpture route is at our Information Pavilion on the green strip near Minervalaan 10, Amsterdam. The sculpture route starts at Station Zuid, via the Minervalaan, the Apollolaan to the Museumplein.

Opening hours

From 1 July to 17 October 2021, the ARTZUID sculptures are on display in the public space and accessible 24 hours a day.

During the exhibition, the information pavilion at Minervalaan 1 will be open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

Information Pavilion

The itinerary, catalogue and educational materials will be available from the Information pavilion at Minervalaan 10, which will also serve drinks and snacks. There will be a shop selling ARTZUID merchandise such as posters, postcards and pins. Visitors can use the toilet facilities at the nearby Hilton Hotel. The information pavilion is also the assembly point for all tours. Free WiFi is available that you can use to download the ARTZUID app. It is also possible to pre-order the itinerary and catalogue from our Webshop. Please be aware that delivery can take up to four days.

Directions

Travel by public transport to Amsterdam Zuid Station and take the Zuidplein exit. Walk in a northerly direction towards Minervalaan. Walk to the end of the street. Our information pavilion is on the grassy lawn across from Minervalaan 1. (1.2 km / 10 mins.)

From Amsterdam Central Station: take the Noord/Zuidlijn metro to Amsterdam Zuid and follow the above directions. Alternatively take tram 24 towards VU Medisch Centrum or tram 5 towards Amstelveen Stadshart. Get off at the Minervaplein stop and walk 400 metres down Minervalaan in a northerly direction. Our information pavilion is on the grassy lawn across from Minervalaan 1. (28 mins. in total)

By car: from the A10 take exit s109 towards RAI. Enter Minervalaan 1 in your satnav and park on Apollolaan or Minervalaan. Parking costs €4,50/hour. Our information pavilion is on the grassy lawn across from Minervalaan 1.

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