Public Art. Amsterdam

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Strike a Pose – Wafae Ahalouch

Amsterdam, the magic center, art and counterculture 1967-1970

Schip van Slebos

De Appel

Het Bankje

Het Raam

De Oude Kerk

Het Stoepje

Licht

De Brug

De Brug

Ruimtestructuur

Het Zandkasteel en de Amsterdamse Poort

How to Kill a Tree, Edward Clydesdale Thomson

City Cells

Nelson Mandela

Monument tegen Apartheid en Racisme

DOE IETS / DO SOMETHING

Spanje Monument

De Muur

Gedenkteken Steven van Dorpel

De Grote Glijbaan

Yellow Wings

Dolle Mina

Man en Schaap

Hortus Botanicus

Portrait of Jan Pieterszoon Coen, J.L. Vreugde

Anton de Kom

Now, Speak!

Tayouken Piss

Monument Bijlmerramp

Sequin Monument

Mama Aisa

Zonder titel (Twee Schuine Naalden)

Nationaal Monument Slavernijverleden

Monument for Martin Luther King

Gloei!

Voor de Bijen

Industrieel Monument

The Black Archives

Tussentijd

Corned Beef

Sami

Brace for Impact, Node #6

Untitled (You Don’t Have To Be Here)

Staalmanplein

Wegwerphuisje

Groot Landschap

De 7 poorten

Klimmuur

De Kies

Black Waves

Tectona Grandis

Stapeling omlaag

Animaris Rhinoseros Transport

Tuinen van West

De Poort van Constant

Fietstunnel station Amsterdam CS

Noordbeeld

NDSM-Werf

Ontmoetingsplaats

IJ boulevard

ADM monument

De Ceuvel

NDSM-Werf

Observatorium

De Ceuvel

Gedenkteken Ataturk

Twee Beelden

Sunday Seminar Pay Attention Please! curating the city

Official Opening Pay Attention Please!

De Kost en de Baat

Van Eesteren Museum and Aldo van Eyck’s climbing frames

Constructie met I-balken, André Volten

Mirage, Tamás Kaszás

Rembo, Bastienne Kramer

Untitled, Margot Zanstra

Horse Chestnut, Amok Island

2 U’s naar buiten / 2 U’s naar binnen, Carel Visser

Opstandingskerk, Marius Duintjer

Cascoland

WOW Amsterdam

Leonard van Munster, Under Heaven 02

Lex Horn, Concrete relief Hendrik de Keyser

Het Wiel, Jeroen Henneman

Herbert Nouwens, Brettensuite

White Noise

De Wachter

Feestelijke Beelden (festive sculptures)

Your Life is Calling

Untitled

Primum movens ultimum moriens

11 Rue Simon Crubellier

Lady Solid

Opgelichte Stoeptegels

Ode to Mungus, Menhir Tower and Spire

Untitled (Hildo)

The First Turk Immigrant or The Nameless Heroes of The Revolution – Framer Framed

Amsterdam, the Magic Center Art and counterculture 1967-1970, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Monument for the White Cube – P/////AKT

Monuments to the Unsung – Framer Framed

wild care, tame neglect – Frankendael Foundation

GET LOST – art route, several artists

Ode to the Bijlmer – CBK Zuidoost

Untitled (You Don’t Have To Be Here) – De Appel

We should have a conversation (2018) – De Appel

Fiep van Bodegom

Roos van Rijswijk

Alma Mathijsen

Massih Hutak

Chris Keulemans

Rashid Novaire

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At the end of the nineteenth century it became necessary once more to expand the docklands of Amsterdam. As a result of modern industry and the construction of the railway line through the city, the old docks on the Oostelijke Eilanden had become difficult to reach. New artificial islands were created for the area on which the Wilhelmina Warehouse now stands (Oostelijk Havengebied). Regular lines set out from these docks for the Dutch East Indies, Surinam and the United States. Commodities like cacao and coffee were stored in the warehouses. Many of these warehouses stood empty after the Second World War because of the decline of the shipping lines and the approaching end of the colonial economy.

Starting in 1975, the area was transformed into a residential one. Many of these buildings now accommodate restaurants, cafés, the creative industry and offices. The Lloyd Hotel, Brazil shopping centre and De Zwijger cultural institute were once warehouses too. The Wilhelmina Warehouse was squatted in 1988 by artists. At present there are more than a hundred creative studios and workshops in the building, as well as the performance podium Mezrab, the art space Corridor Project Space, and the Gamelan House, a collective for Indonesian gamelan music.

This area in the eastern docklands has by now become a popular location for housing and work. A few years ago building commenced above the roofs of the original warehouses. The users of the old buildings are not always happy about this. In order not to lose sight of the Wilhelmina Warehouse, a competition for a work of art was organised. The artists Annet Bult and Michiel Huijsman were given permission to implement their plan. The work consists of a large lamp bulb that is connected to the fitness apparatus in the Fit4less sports school in the building. The more people engage in sport, the brighter it glows.

The work is intended to get people to reflect on the issue of the generation of flows of energy. People can work off their own energy in sports schools, while there are other places with structural energy deficits, such as medical centres. The work shows that the human body can generate the energy needed to keep that technology running. An important part of the project is the website, on which all the information that has been acquired about deriving energy from fitness apparatus is shared. The project is thus an example, perhaps for a future in which fossil fuels are exhausted and we will be obliged to deploy our body energy for our cities to survive.

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