There is an area in the outskirts of Amsterdam, called Geuzenveld-Slotermeer, which has been revamped, thanks to the initiative of Anna Stolyarova, originally from Ukraine but living in Amsterdam, who created the Street Art Museum Amsterdam.
The Street Art Museum Amsterdam is a project run by the non-profit foundation Glamorous Outcasts and it is the only officially recognized Street Art Museum in the city.
I visited the area and made some photos, which you can see in the gallery below.
Their unique street art collection is constantly growing not only the number of artworks but also the stories about the internationally acclaimed artists who specialise in creating art in public space. They carefully select the artists and give them full freedom of artistic expression. The museum provides the artists with the residence opportunity in the area. Local residents work part-time as tour guides and support crew during the events.
There are more than thirty murals, hidden within the greens of the Geuzenveld-Slotermeer, that had been specifically commissioned for the area to enhance the bond between the residents, art in public space and the neighborhood. The museum focuses on classic Latin American Muralism and connection between the new production techniques of the contemporary art movement of graffiti/street-art to its historical origins. Moreover, through the true stories visitors get a diverse picture of the local residents as well as the history of the district, its ups and downs, and special characteristics.
Stinkfish, Bastardilla, Btoy, Kenor, H101, El Pez, Spok, LaIra, Alaniz to name a few artists who have created artwork in the there.
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