Activities — Publications

LAPS Centre of Expertise distributes expertise on art and public space and stimulates discussion on this subject by organizing symposia, lectures, debates and exhibitions. The centre of expertise often organizes these presentations on art and public space in collaboration with other art institutions. Recent symposia organised as part of the exhibition Pay Attention Please! of the organisation Public Art Amsterdam, were the minisymposium The Pitfalls and Potentialities of Gentrification and the Sunday Seminar: Pay Attention Please! (in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

LAPS Centre of Expertise presents the results of completed research and activities in book form. These publications can be reports of research, an accompanying publication for a project or an extensive contemplative work.

LAPS Centre of Expertise edited in collaboration with Rogier Brom Being Public: How Art Creates the Public. It also cooperated on the publication Compassion: A Paradox in Art and Society about the artist Rini Hurkman’s research on her work The Flag of Compassion. In addition, recent publications are Wild Park – Commissioning the Unexpected of Jeroen Boomgaard, written in commission of the Fonds BKVB, and Highrise – Common Ground, Art and the Amsterdam Zuidas Area compiled by Jeroen Boomgaard.

Public Art Amsterdam
Public Art Amsterdam is a collaboration of eight leading Amsterdam art institutions: CBK Zuidoost, De Appel, Framer Framed, GET LOST – art route, LAPS / Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Stichting NDSM – werf, Oude Kerk Amsterdam and TAAK.

Public Art Amsterdam asks your attention for the public space of Amsterdam. Space we share, that is controversial, full of contradictions, but also full of ideals. Space that is continually in motion. Public Art Amsterdam manifested itself for the first time during Pay Attention Please! from 21 June until 30 September 2018. Public Art Amsterdam has the ambition to organize a new manifestation in the summer of 2020.