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The Hague’s art scene blows up this May

Seven months after its successful first edition, the Hague will once again welcome five inflatable artists to BlowUP Art, an immersive outdoor exhibition in the historic centre.

From 5 May, spots across the small Museum Quarter – like the Koninklijke Schouwburg theatre and the Hofvijver city lake – will come to the fore with specially customised works.

The show seems designed for artists like Steve Messam, whose giant inflatables have appeared in an English forest, Jutland, Denmark, and the Salone furniture fair in Milan. His work Crested will emerge from the neighbourhood in an arc of characteristic red spikes.

Photography: Ronald Smits

It’s set to join pieces by Yamuna Forzani, installation artist Lambert Kamps and graphic design duo Raw Color. Paul Cournet’s air-filled ‘Canopy’ will stretch over the modernist Berlage Kiosk on Buitenhof.

The second edition of BlowUP will run through 28 May 203.

Photography: Ronald Smits

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