Eko Prawoto - 'Bamburst' - photo: Maurice Boyer


In 1949 Arnhem held its first international sculpture exhibition in Park Sonsbeek. Its open-air setting focussed on the idea of taking works of art to the people. SONSBEEK took place at irregular intervals until 2008. With SONSBEEK '71: Beyond the pale it pushed the boundaries of international contemporary arts. With its leading editions held between 1949 and 2008, SONSBEEK has constantly played a pioneering role through its novel presentations of art in public space. In collaboration with the curatorial collective ruangrupa, SONSBEEK once again brought art to the public in 2016. SONSBEEK '16: transACTION marked the start of a quadrennial, the 12th edition will take place in 2020.