23 Jun – 30 Jul 2009

Open Air exhibition W139 and De Key

Thomas Hirschhorn, Krijn de Koning, Peter Stel, Sisley Xhafa

During restoration and renovation work, a number of the Blaauwlakenblok buildings on the de Oudezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam have art in the windows.

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The W139 premises at Warmoestraat 139, which was totally renovated in 2007, is part of the Blaauwlakenblok buildings. This historical part of Amsterdam is currently undergoing a complete renovation, thanks to De Key. De Key is making an active contribution to Amsterdam xs cultural exterior. In addition to restoring cultural heritage, De Key also invests in public art. Art not only beautifies the city but has been proven to have a positive influence on the quality of life in urban communities.

Now that the buildings are unoccupied and under reconstruction, housing federation De Key approached W139 to organise a temporary open air exhibition to make sure that life in the street was a pleasant as possible during the rebuilding.


Henni van Beek Bettina Neumann

Images from work from: Peter Stel, Krijn de Koning, Thomas Hirschhorn, Sislej Xafa

Made possible by Woonstichting De Key / De Principaal