BIG ART: XL artworks at De Bijlmerbajes / BijlmerbajesBijlmerbajes

BIG ART: XL artworks at De Bijlmerbajes


Age categoryAlle

Indication entrance fees

- Adults€ 10,00
- KidsGratis
- seniors / 65+€ 10,00


11/10/2018 - 14/10/2018


H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 48
1096 AN Amsterdam


From 11- 14 October, the third edition of BIG ART takes place in the Bijlmerbajes in Amsterdam. During BIG ART, a part of this impressive location will be open to the public for a long weekend, after which the development into sustainable urban district will start. Several rooms in the former prison grounds, totaling more than 5000 square meters, serve as a platform for dozens of XL artworks by contemporary artists, designers and photographers. This is the largest edition so far. The objects – a mix of sculptures, paintings, drawings, photography and installations – are both for show and for sale.

Every year, BIG ART moves into another exciting location and thanks to the increasing number of XL art submissions, the pop-up art platform is growing. Participating galleries of BIG ART 2018 include Ron Mandos, Livingstone gallery, Maurits van de Laar, gallery dudokdegroot and Rademakers Gallery.

BIG ART is an initiative of Anne van der Zwaag, curator, publicist and director of the OBJECT design fair. She has previously put together large interdisciplinary exhibitions such as BAL! (Palace Soestdijk), WHITE (Nederlands Fotomuseum) and PASTOE (Kunsthal).

The Bijlmerbajes
During BIG ART, visitors will receive access to the 500-meter-long transport corridor, various common areas such as the gym, and can walk around in the famous ‘Kalverstraat’. Among other large art installations, drawings, sculptures and sculptures are exhibited here.
Since the 1st of March, the Bijlmerbajes has been owned by the consortium of area and real estate developer AM, AT Capital and Cairn.

In the coming years, the site will rapidly be transformed into a new, energy-neutral city district: the Bajes Kwartier. With architects OMA and a large number of partners we are working on the sustainable neighborhood of the future. Four prison towers are being demolished, one is being rebuilt and one transformed into a ‘green tower’, with a vertical park and urban agriculture. The main building of the prison will be the design cluster: a place for artists of international standing.

H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 48 - Amsterdam
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