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.

In collaboration with Rogier Brom, LAPS has edited: 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 (PAA) is a collaboration of twelve leading Amsterdam art institutions: Amsterdam Museum, CBK Zuidoost, De Appel, Framer Framed, GET LOST – art projects, LAPS / Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Mediamatic, Stichting NDSM-werf, Oude Kerk Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, TAAK en Zone2Source.

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. PAA manifested itself for the first time during Pay Attention Please! from 21 June until 30 September 2018. In collaboration with the municipality of Amsterdam, PAA has created several Art Routes for various parts of the city: discover them via this link.