Public Art. Amsterdam


Ontmoetingsplaats 21ste eeuw

Figuren en Vuur





Mensen op strand met parasol

Monument voor de Vrede



Blauwe Boog

Jongen met Haan

Papieren vliegtuigpijl


Senza Parole


Zonder moeite niets (Het Sieraad)

Herdenkingsmonument voor slachtoffers Tweede Wereldoorlog

De Wending 666/999



Het Molecularium


Zonder Titel (hekwerk poort)

Home is where the heart is: de potkachel


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


De Brug

De Brug


Het Zandkasteel en de Amsterdamse Poort

How to Kill a Tree, Edward Clydesdale Thomson

City Cells

Nelson Mandela

Monument tegen Apartheid en Racisme


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


Voor de Bijen

Industrieel Monument

The Black Archives


Corned Beef


Brace for Impact, Node #6

Untitled (You Don’t Have To Be Here)



Groot Landschap

De 7 poorten


De Kies

Black Waves

Tectona Grandis

Stapeling omlaag

Animaris Rhinoseros Transport

Tuinen van West

De Poort van Constant

Fietstunnel station Amsterdam CS




IJ boulevard

ADM monument

De Ceuvel



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


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


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


Art tour Amsterdam Zuid

  • permanent
  • accessible

Over the past decades a new awareness seems to have risen of the power residents and other users have in shaping the city. The idea that by using it in specific ways they can actively model public space has led to an increasing number of interventions over the years. The ARTZUID sculpture biennial is a good example. ARTZUID was initiated by a resident of Amsterdam-Zuid who thought the green belts in the middle of the avenues from Berlage’s Plan Zuid were very well suited for the exhibition of artworks.

Public interventions make use of urban space in various ways. How does ARTZUID do that? The city here serves as a background, a stage setting for the arts. Most of the works included in the route were not made for the occasion of the exhibition. But the demarcated green areas are perfect for artworks. The lanes from Plan Zuid were created as meeting places, just like an artwork can grow into a meeting point. In that sense, the scene and the artwork complement one another.

André Volten’s sculpture was installed on Minervalaan for the first edition of ARTZUID in 2009. The artist is considered one of the most influential post-war Dutch sculptors. His job as a welder made him appreciate industrial materials, which as an artist he treated in such a way as to rid them of their functional purpose. For example, these two balancing pipes seem to be moving, but they are not. Abstract art can be hard to grasp since it doesn’t depict reality. Some see this work by Volten as an exception, a remarkable autonomous statement that does survive in public space. The pipes are a stark contrast to the surrounding houses, and a prelude to the high-rise office buildings at Zuidas.

ARTZUID started as a neighbourhood initiative and has since evolved into an event of international allure. Is that a positive or a negative process? The art route extends the international character of the Zuidas into the residential neighbourhood of Zuid. While some resistance was expected, the residents of Minervalaan were very pleased with the sculpture by André Volten. They even planned to set up a special committee to guarantee the artwork would stay where it was because they thought it belonged there so well. The committee was never set up, but the artwork still shines in its place.


More information

Officiële website Stichting Andre Volten: