Art can evoke something, an emotion, a feeling. It can evoke a feeling of satisfaction, a feeling of anger, a feeling of pleasure, you name it. You can also recognize situations from your own life! You can imagine yourself in another world for a while. What does art evoke in you? There are many museums in Amsterdam that you can visit to explore artwork in all its facets. One of those museums is the Moco Museum at the Museumplein in Amsterdam. This museum opened its doors in 2016. You can admire a lot of modern and contemporary art as well as street art. It is a museum where you will certainly be surprised. We will lift a corner of the veil in this blog! If you want to see art that is a bit out of the box: come to the Moco Museum! If you like optical illusions, come to the Moco Museum. And if you just want to get some inspiration, you can of course come and have a look!
From Andy Warhol to Banksky
For example, when you go to the Moco you will encounter iconic works by Andy Warhol. But also work by the British artist Banksy, whose identity is still a mystery. Banksy made many murals that can be seen all over the world. You will also see works of art made entirely of stuffed objects, such as cloth Snoopy’s on a large heap and even a work of art made entirely of cloth genitals. Contemporary artist the Kid also exhibits his work. This shows, for example, how democracy is declining in the 21st century. In short, a museum that will make you think and stimulate your senses.
The Moco Amsterdam Art Museum consists of four floors. Also take a look in the basement, it is worth a visit. There you have, for example, a room with hundreds of diamonds devised by Studio Irma, and a room where you are in the middle of a life-size kaleidoscope. What is reality and what is fantasy? The boundaries are fading. You can imagine yourself in a completely different world. By literally stepping into her artworks you will feel like just a small speck in a big Universe. You will see digital technologies and connection in her works. This part of the exhibition is a bit futuristic so perhaps not really suitable for an older audience. The Moco Amsterdam Art Museum therefore focuses mainly on young people. The works of JR Kramer will also attract attention, for example many activists and freedom fighters can be seen. If you are still looking for a nice job, you can apply for this, for example as a Gift Shop Sales employee. You must of course show the QR code (from 13 years) to have access to the museum as a visitor. Have fun with your visit!