Until the end of August, the streets of Amsterdam will be adorned with sculptures by some fifty artists of international calibre.
Unsuspecting passers-by may look at the huge sculptures strangely, but a closer look will reveal that they are by renowned artists from the Netherlands and abroad.
Rodin, Dalí, Conijn
The works are located along a pedestrian circuit in the south of the city. Sculptures by French artist Rodin and Spanish artist Dalí are accompanied by artists such as Eko Prawoto from Indonesia, Ghana's Atta Kwami and Dutch artist Joost Conijn. Sculptures from Brazil, Suriname, Curaçao, China, India and the United States can also be seen.
One of the most spectacular works is Heureka, by the recently deceased Swiss artist Jan Tinguely. The work is eight metres high and four metres wide. It consists of gears, moving wheels and bars, which cause a deafening noise. Tinguely regarded machines as toys for man.
The Dutch writer and sculptor Jan Cremer was responsible for selecting the works for this exhibition, entitled "Equality in Diversity". The photographs were taken by J.W. Kaldenbach.