Amsterdam Landmarks

With the exhibit Amsterdam Landmarks, artist and art director John Verwoerd shows the visitor how the cityscape changes when iconic buildings are removed from view.

You would expect that there is a gaping hole, but according to Verwoerd many people do not even notice that there is something missing in the picture. “They recognize subtle details such as electrical cabinets, bridge railings and benches where they sometimes sit,” Verwoerd said. “The images serve primarily as a viewing exercise, but people really go look in a different way to their environment and actively think about it.”

Amsterdam Landmarks can still be seen in the public space @ Stopera till April 22 (Stopera = the nickname of City Hall which also includes the National Ballet & Opera Theater)