Official opening May 21, 18:00h – 22:00h
The Amstelpark is open from 8am until sunset. Consequently Kunstvlaai – the route of site-specific art works – will be open during these hours as well.
Bookshop and Kunstvlaai desk: 12:00h – 20:00h
Spaces in Dialogue: 14:00h – 17:00h and 18:30h – 21:00h
Screenings: 21:00h – 22:00h
Kunstvlaai takes place in a public park, therefore the event is free of charge. You can support Kunstvlaai by buying the programme brochure and the Kunstvlaai multiples. We asked three artists to make 'portable' multiples. These artists are Frank Koolen, Rory Pilgrim and Freek Wambacq. By wearing these multiples you make your support to Kunstvlaai visible. Photograph: Frank Koolen's 'wish straps'
*programme brochure: 5 euro
*multiple Frank Koolen ('wish straps') + brochure: 7 euro
*multiple Rory Pilgrim (bandana) + brochure: 10 euro
*multiple Freek Wambacq (umbrella) + brochure: 15 euro
Order them at Kunstvlaai or via email@example.com.
Amstelpark, Kunstvlaai entrance @ Red Bridge, at Europaboulevard across Van Nijenrodeweg, Amsterdam
The Amstelpark is a 7 minutes walk from RAI-station. At RAI station you can catch several tramlines: 4, 50, 51. Bus 62 stops in front of the Weerdestein bus stop. For more information on public transport please check: www.ns.nl.
Kunstvlaai is easily reachable by car via the motorway leading to Amsterdam. You take ring A10 in the direction of the RAI and you take exit RAI (S109). At the traffic lights you turn left towards Europaboulevard in the direction of Amstelveen. After 500 meters you will find the main entrance of the Amstelpark on your left.
If you have a GPS system, just type in Arent Jan Ernststraat 1, and you’ll arrive at the entrance of the Amstelpark. Parking space enough! From Monday to Friday it is paid parking from 9am to 7pm. It will cost you € 1,40 an hour. A card for the day will cost you € 8,40. You can pay with coins or with a chipcard. Saturdays and Sundays there is free parking.
During Kunstvlaai 2014 there will be some unique and delicious food and drinks. Our catering is called Oedipus Festivlaai. Four friends from Amsterdam decided to brew their own beer, Oedipus Brewing was born, and the rest is history. Their beers are very different and ultra tasty. To these brewers the brewing process is an experiment and they love to create new flavours.
Oedipus Brewing has invited likeminded caterers to bring in the necessary foods to fuel your day of wandering around Kunstvlaai. There is mobile biological coffee made by Chris from Hier&Daar, who is very famous for his cappuccino. Beefchief will bring you juicy burgers. His most famous one being the Kimchi burger, with meat from butcher De Wit and fermented cabbage Korean style... (Vegetarian) curries are cooked by Joeri Tandoeri. Our bar will serve biological juices and many special drinks.
Students of all ages can play an active and participatory part in Kunstvlaai 2014 by personally contributing to the public perception of the interventions in the Amstelpark. In collaboration with the educational department, that will function as a publisher, they will write ‘park texts’ – an outdoor equivalent of museum texts.
After a short introduction students are sent out to report on one of the interventions, describe it, add something to it or criticise it. Their images and texts will be added regularly to the growing file of annotations. The park texts will thus become ever more extensive and the students will become an integrated part of the discourse surrounding the Kunstvlaai. The park texts will be made available to the public for a small fee. For more information or group registrations please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voor de NEDERLANDSE tekst klikt u hier (PDF).
- Can I subscribe to exhibit at Kunstvlaai? Kunstvlaai is an event for art(ist-run) initiatives, who are invited to take part.
- Is Amstelpark far away? Kunstvlaai is easily accessible by foot, bicycle, car and public transportation. Check the above ‘How to get there’.
- Can I buy tickets in advance? The Amstelpark is freely accesible. Therefore, there is no entrance fee for Kunstvlaai 2014. Multiples by Frank Koolen, Rory Pilgrim and Freek Wambacq can be purchased to support the Kunstvlaai.
- Are dogs and pets permitted at Kunstvlaai 2014? Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.
- Can I bring my children? Please do: Amstelpark is a lovely park for children to play in. Check 'Education' for our educational programme during Kunstvlaai.
- Is Kunstvlaai 2014 wheelchair accessible? Yes, it is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility.
- Can I cycle through the park? Bicycles are not allowed into the park, they should be stalled outside of the park’s entrances.