From September 4th ‘til 6th, Urban Art NOW was the proud host of Art17 at OT301 in Amsterdam. Art17 showcases the finest street artists from The Netherlands and our Flemish neighbors. The exhibit is part of the BesteBuren Campaign, a celebration of Dutch and Flemish culture. On top of the exhibit, we also arranged for after parties, a street art congress and an urban art market.
21 top artists from NL and BE
In light of the BesteBuren Campaign, Art17 was co-curated by Street Art Belgium’s Bjorn van Poucke. With his help, 21 artists in total were selected to showcase their work at the ever awesome OT301. The exhibit featured artists such as Does, DHM, Max Zorn, TelmoMiel and The London Police from our side of the border, and Flemish troopers such as Dzia Krank, Nils Westergard and Steve Locatelli.
ART17 offered a really diverse programming
The opening night was held on Friday, and despite the absolutely horrible weather, loads of art lovers, artists, friends and random visitors came through and hung out for the night. We didn’t just treat them to some awesome visual candy either, as the OT301 rocked well into the night dancing their asses to drum ‘n bass provided by London’s Serial Killaz.
Saturday also included dancing, as pumping techno and house sounds were embedded into a live AV show of visual madness in form of an interactive 5-beamer Kinekt set-up.
Still dizzy from the madness mentioned above, Sunday also delivered loads of visual treats, as we closed our weekender festival with a lovely urban art market. Co-curated by RAF Amsterdam, the affordable market presented a unique selection of Amsterdam’s top artists, designers and craftsmen, full of street art, clothing, music and photography.
A SQUID CALLED SEBASTIAN (be) AILISHA READ (nl) DEESASTER (nl) DERM (be) DOES (nl) DONOVAN SPAANSTRA (nl) DZIA KRANK (be) HUGO DHM MULDER (nl) MAX ZORN (nl) NILS WESTERGARD (be) OTTOGRAPH (nl) PERISHABLE RUSH (nl) PRINCE / DISORDERLINE (be) RUTGER TERMOLEN (nl) SERGE KB KORTENBROEK (nl) STEIN / DISORDERLINE (be) STEVE LOCATELLI (be) TELMOMIEL (nl) THE LONDON POLICE (nl) TOM HERCK (be) TOY FACTORY (be)
Photos (c) by Metamaria Hunswijk