Dates: March 20- August 29, 2010
RED A.I.R.Redlight Art Amsterdam at “The Hoerengracht”,
Amsterdam Historisch Museum
"On 20 March 2010, Amsterdam Historical Museum (AHM) presents “The Hoerengracht”, a large installation piece by Edward Kienholz (1927-1994) and Nancy Reddin Kienholz (b. 1943). This is the first appearance in Amsterdam of The Hoerengracht, which is inspired by the city's world-famous red-light district.
American husband and wife Edward Kienholz and Nancy Kienholz Reddin worked in Berlin in the 1980s. It was there that they assembled this massive work of art, measuring over 13 by 4 metres, and more than 3 metres high. The Hoerengracht is both an extract and an interpretation of Amsterdam's red light district, which viewers are able to actually walk through. When they were making the work, the artists asked themselves questions that remain relevant to this day: What do we think about prostitution? Should it be legal, regulated, tolerated or prohibited?" (press text)
Selected documentation from RED A.i.R. |Red light art Amsterdam, a project curated by Angela Serino for the Municipality of Amsterdam was presented in the show.