Arnhem’s city centre and Museum Arnhem, Park Sonsbeek forms the heart of
SONSBEEK ’16: transACTION. Sonsbeek is designed in the style of an
English park and inspired by Dutch landscape paintings of the seventeenth
century. With its remarkable white villa, idyllic views with cows and deer and
romantic paths past streams and waterfalls, Park Sonsbeek is one of the most
beautiful urban parks in the Netherlands.
Park Sonsbeek, installations and podiums
Park Sonsbeek hosts twelve artworks during SONSBEEK ’16: transACTION, each of which has a unique role and significance. All the artists participating in the exhibition have met and seen the park together with park-keeper Jeroen Glissenaar. This was part of the artistic research to gather stories about the history and diverse functions of the park and its importance to park visitors.
Platforms to exchange and to meet
The exhibits also serve as podiums, bringing people together and encouraging exchange. Through lectures, workshops and performances presented in and around the artworks Arnhem residents and visitors also become part of SONSBEEK ’16: transACTION. Without these events the exhibits would just be sculptures; by inviting local residents and visitors to take part, to contribute and change, a continuous flow of transactions involving all kinds of different people evolves.