In her entry for the Avant/Garde Diaries, artist Germaine Kruip introduces the dedicated-to-the-arts duo, Krist Gruijthuijsen and Maxine Kopsa. Together they founded Amsterdam Kunstverein—the saffron of spices in the Amsterdam art stew and Germaine’s nominee for what avant-garde means today.
The Kunstverein was set up as a non-profit society devoted to presenting art on a commercial-free stage. Inspired by the coupling of independent thought with gusto action, Unlike decided to take a peek at institutions that are going it alone by creating thriving centers of forward-thinking and accessible-to-all art. From the “living it large” exhibitionists at Fat Form to the “try everything once” mentality of the Eddie The Eagle Museum, here’s our guide to the best independent breeding grounds for art in the Dutch capital.
Dutch artist Germaine Kruip focuses in her work on the interplay of light and shadow. Further her installations are famous for becoming part of their surroundings for example in buildings where they often complement with the architecture.