Art in public space

The art in public space program of Stroom Den Haag focuses on visual arts and architecture in relation to the urban environment. Stroom initiates projects, events, exhibitions and lectures. Stroom also collaborates with third parties in the development of commissions, research and other projects around the theme of the urban environment. Stroom strives for an open and flexible mentality, with a preference for new developments, experiments and artistic courage. This approach has resulted in several remarkable and much talked-about projects and events. Excursions through the city at night, the design of guard houses for bicycle shelters in The Hague, Cyprien Gaillard's bunker project Dunepark, Michael Lin's memorable tulip floor in city hall and a many-faceted project about the sea and the harbour.

Ling Zhi Helicopters by Huang Yong Ping
Official unveiling: 4 October 2020

Recent works:
The dematerialization of the five commandments in the five senses (Tirzo Martha, 2019)
RE/FLECT/OR (Navid Nuur, 2018)
Bambaata (Gabriel Lester, 2018)

Over the past years Stroom has realized a number of major, permanent works in public space. Examples of Stroom's Major Works are: The Celestial Vault by James Turrell in Kijkduin (1996) and Park in the Water by Vito Acconci at the Haagse Hogeschool (1997).
More projects click here.

The Sculpture Gallery (after a concept by P. Struycken in 1990) is a gallery of sculptures on pedestals, placed every 25 meters in the pedestrian area of the Grote Markstraat, Kalvermarkt and Spui. 40 Dutch sculptors have been or will be invited to produce a sculpture for this area.

For the project Fiets&Stal 13 artists and designers have been invited to create guard houses for bicycle shelters in The Hague.

Stroom also collaborates on projects at school buildings.

Stroom initiates major temporary projects in public space like Scaffold by Sam Durant, the Honey Bank (Honing Bank) by Oliviér Darné, Nils Norman's Edible Park, Cyprien Gaillard's Dunepark and Michael Lin's Floor of tulips and also initiates or collaborates on projects for police stations, housing associations and other corporations. Recent examples are the Thorbecke monument by Thom Puckey (2017), Folkert de Jong's De Player (2014) and Resetting by Toby Paterson (2013). Stroom also acts as a mediator for art projects in large scale urban development areas like Wateringse Veld and Ypenburg.
Survey of projects: click here.