What is Public Art Amsterdam
Public Art Amsterdam is a collaboration of eleven leading Amsterdam art institutions: CBK Zuidoost, De Appel, Framer Framed, GET LOST – art route, Frankendael Foundation, LAPS / Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Stichting NDSM – werf, Oude Kerk Amsterdam, P/////AKT, Stedelijk Museum and TAAK.
During the summer of 2018 we went outside, to explore the remarkable, unconventional, historical ànd contemporary art Amsterdam has to offer with the initiative Pay Attention Please!
Off the beaten track
In six Amsterdam neighbourhoods special routes have been mapped out which take you past unique existing artworks, new (temporary) art and interesting art institutions. The routes take you especially to the frayed edges of the city, where a lot lies to be discovered. You can still use the map and the navigation on the website to put together your own favourite art route, you can guide yourself and decide where to start and end your tour. There is information to be found about over 100 works of art.
Get carried away
During Pay Attention Please! you could also join in on thematic city walks with enthusiastic and well-informed guides. Unfortunately, reservations are no longer possible.
Audio art – Writers and the City
Especially for Pay Attention Please!, a series of audio artworks have been made in collaboration with a delegation of the city’s literary talents. Writers Roos van Rijswijk, Chris Keulemans, Rashid Novaire, Alma Mathijsen, Fiep van Bodegom and Massih Hutak each serenade a beloved neighbourhood (only in Dutch).
Programme throughout the city
At Public Art Amsterdam’s eleven partner institutions there was a lot to do during Pay Attention Please! Especially for the manifestation, each of them developed a public artwork, debate, performance or intervention. The central information point of Public Art Amsterdam was at the Stedelijk Museum.