The permanent collection of the STRAAT Museum in Amsterdam is getting a showpiece: a gigantic flamingo installation of 7 meters high by the famous Spanish street artist and 'artivist' Dulk. The installation is part of the Urban Artivism exhibition and also the highlight of the exhibition, which draws attention to climate change.
Using art to draw attention to world issues
Street art and graffiti are powerful tools for activism that allow artists to express their opinions and advocate for social and political change. In recent years, these art forms have also played a major role in raising awareness of environmental issues and the need to address them. This route through the entire museum includes 15 works of art by street artists who are committed to addressing this extremely current theme.
Part of this gigantic flamingo was on display in Rondalla del Fang, Dulk's exhibition at the CCCC (Centro del Carmen de Cultura Contemporánea) in Valencia in 2021. The artwork has been adapted into a version for STREET and refers to the Albufera Natural Park, near the Spanish Valencia, where these flamingos live and are endangered. It invites the viewer to become part of an imaginary world full of energy and with a special sensitivity to color. Through this dream world with animals and nature, Dulk tells a personal, universal story. From October 6, the artist and his team will be working live in STRAAT.
Trail for young and old
Painted symbols on the floor guide visitors - young and old - to the various works of art that focus on creating environmental awareness. A special audio tour provides information about the artists and various 'problematic' facts to increase environmental awareness. At the end of their visit, children can pick up coloring pages made by Dulk in the museum shop. Through information kiosks in the museum, further attention is paid to various activist stories and important milestones in graffiti and street art history.
NB : For current opening hours, consult www.straatmuseum.com
Dates and times
|Tuesday 5 December||10:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday 6 December||10:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday 7 December||10:00 - 17:00|
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