Skount & Amsterdam DNA: Dutch Historical Art and an Exploded Prism

‘Amsterdam DNA: Street Art’ at the Jongensbinnenplein of the Amsterdam Museum.

Amsterdam Museum featured Street Artists in their recent Museum Nacht on November 8 as part of an outdoor exhibition called AmsterdamDNA. As Street Art continues to make its way into museum collections, it is interesting to see this work exhibited just outside the door and in the courtyard.  The assortment of artists on display in this show curated by Streetart.nl and Roel van den Sigtenhorst were Skount, TelmoMiel, Super A, Laser 3.14, Max Zorn, Bustart & Zaira and Hugo Kaagman.

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Skount in collaboration with The Visual Brothers. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Skount)

Here we take you to a corner spot by Street Artist Skount, who created a piece entitled “Implosion, Essence of a Memory” in collaboration with The Visual Brothers, intended to look at the DNA of Amsterdam and Dutch artists in particular. Skount uses symbols and artworks that have become “part of the collective memory”, he says, “reinterpreting them through a kaleidoscopic vision in fragments.”

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Skount in collaboration with The Visual Brothers. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Skount)

Within the fragments are symbols referencing the history of the Dutch culture and milestones of fire, flood and plague. Artists and their well-known works that appear include, Van Gogh and “The Starry Night”, Hieronymus Bosch and “The Peddler”,  Rembrandt and “The Jewish Bride”, MC Escher and “Eye”, and Rembrandt’s “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp”.

“This installation represents a break into subjective memories, which may or may be, some of the characteristics that determine the nature of an ‘entity’,” says Skount.

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Skount in collaboration with The Visual Brothers. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Skount)

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Skount in collaboration with The Visual Brothers. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Skount)

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“The Peddler” Hieronymus Bosch. Created C. 1494-1516. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Skount in collaboration with The Visual Brothers. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Skount)

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Skount in collaboration with The Visual Brothers. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Skount)

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Rembrandt. “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp” 1632. Mauritshuis Museum. The Hague, The Netherlands.

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Skount in collaboration with The Visual Brothers. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Skount)

A trailer for the Amsterdam Museum

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