Artzuid Biennial Returns to Amsterdam

1234, a sculpture by Ad Dekker.
1234, a sculpture by Ad Dekker.

Travelers headed to Amsterdam this summer can take in an international sculpture biennial scheduled for May 19–September 17. Titled Artzuid 2017, the event’s highlight is an exhibition of 50 monumental abstract sculptures by Dutch artists, placed in the Art Deco district designed by Hendrik Petrus Berlage—who is widely considered the father of modern Dutch architecture—in Amsterdam South. The coming biennial is themed “Mondriaan to Dutch Design – 100 Years of De Stijl” and showcases the influence of the Dutch art movement De Stijl (The Style) on sculpture. The artists are of different post-war generations working in the abstract tradition, including André Volten, Ad Dekkers, and Saskia Noor van Imhoff. In the Zuidas business district, additional works of international artists will go on display, among them the German sculptor Georg Herold, famous American pop artist Robert Indiana (most well known for his “LOVE” print) and late Polish master Ryszard Winiarski. For this fifth edition of Artzuid, curator Rudi Fuchs—who once helmed the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam—aims to introduce Dutch abstract sculptors to the world.

For more information, visit Artzuid.

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