The sixth edition of ARTZUID took place from May 17th till September 15th 2019. The Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial presented an exhibition to experience featuring over 80 figurative sculptures and spatial art installations. The heart of the exhibition lies in Berlage’s monumental Plan Zuid area with its leafy avenues Apollolaan and Minervalaan. This green space served as a backdrop for the theatrical grouping of modern and contemporary figurative sculptures which were interspersed with interactive spatial installations. ARTZUID 2019 included an extensive peripheral programme of activities including artist talks, an educational programme and art walks. Every edition the free exhibition is open 24/7. Information about the route and catalogues were available at the information pavilion on Minervalaan and are still available in our webshop.
ARTZUID featured new and old work by internationally renowned artists, as well as young artists. Aime Mpane Enkobo, Antoine Poncet, Aristide Maillol, Arman, Armando, Atelier Van Lieshout, Auguste Rodin, Barry Flanagan, César, Charlotte van Pallandt, Dan Graham, Daniel Göttin, David Altmejd, Dini Thomsen, Eja Siepman van den Berg, Elsa Tomkowiak, Erwin Wurm, Gabriel Lester, George Struikelblok, Gerda Maise, Gloria Friedmann, Hans van de Bovenkamp, Henk Visch, Irene Fortuyn, Ivan Cremer, Jan Fabre, Jaume Plensa, Jean Dubuffet, Jems Koko Bi, Jerzy Kedziora, Jesús Rafael Soto, Joel Shapiro, Johan Tahon, Judith Wiersema, Karel Appel, Klaas Gubbels, Lon Pennock, Marc Quinn, Matthew Monahan, Morgan Betz, Nancy Rubins, Nick Ervinck, Nic Jonk, Oliver Laric, PJ Roggeband, Roberto Barni, Sachi Miyachi, Sandro Chia, Theo Jansen, Tom Claassen, Tony Matelli, Wim Delvoye, Yoshitomo Nara, Yubi Kirindongo.
Thanks to the sculpture route, the avenues and squares were revived this summer as places of connection. The layout of the group exhibition was inspired by 17th century Italian gardens. The figurative images with which people can identify made the exhibition accessible to everyone. The spatial installations added an exciting interactive experience full of entertainment. This 6th edition of ARTZUID seduced to cheerful art watching and enjoyment for everyone.