By Scott Roane
Amsterdam’s tradition of producing great artists might have started in the Golden Ags of the 17th century, but it’s something that the city still takes very seriously to this day. In addition to the hundreds of studios, art museums and permanent galleries, this month the city is also host to two visiting events which make art accessible to all.
Urban Art EFX
From 12-28 May, Urban Art EFX, an international exhibition of urban artists opens its doors at the CBK Cultural Centre in Amsterdam East. This is an exhibition of 13 internationally renowned artists, including Donovan Spanstra, SjocoSjon, Darrin Umboh and more. The artists originate from all corners of the world including Europe, India and Mexico and are seen as key figures in the urban art movement. The exhibition includes paintings, installations, sculptures and video art.
Urban art is a youthful cosmopolitan art form, which uses language, poetry, art, street art and fashion to represent today’s modern metropolis society. There are a number of events running throughout the exhibition including a Persian buffet and workshops.
CBK – Oranje-vrijstaatkade 71, 1093 ks, Amsterdam
Between 11-15 May, Art in Amsterdam welcomes visitors to its enormous collection of both physical and virtual art exhibits. The virtual fair is an initiative of Art Amsterdam and www.openartcollection.com, the New York-based pioneer of virtual networks for collectors and online art fairs.
The exhibition takes place at the RAI International Exhibition Centre and entrance costs Euro 20 on the door, or Euro 15 in advance by booking online. Visit www.artamsterdam.nl for further details.