The “Magical center Amsterdam”, to use the words of artist Robert Jasper Grootveld, a member of the Provo movement, reaches its zenith between 1967 and 1970. By which time, Amsterdam has won itself a reputation as a city where anything goes. The Dutch capital flourishes as a progressive and artistic haven, a place that attracts hordes of young people from all over the world.

In the major summer exhibition ‘Amsterdam, the Magic Center’, the Stedelijk offers fresh insights into the transnational developments of the era, and explores Amsterdam as a vibrant international hub and laboratory for artistic and social innovation. Featuring works from the museum collection, the show sheds new light on the radical innovations and artistic and social experiments of the era.

More information can be found on the website of Stedelijk Museum.

Light design: Isabel Nielen – Theatermachine
Team: Mike Evers and Isabel Nielen
Photography: Gert Jan van Rooij