New Town, Graduation Exhibition Studio for Immediate Spaces, Sandberg Instituut
Opening reception: Wed 14 June 2017, 17–22h
Exhibition open: Thurs 15 – Sun 18 June, 14–20h
Location: Station Noord, Nieuwe Leeuwarderweg, Amsterdam-Noord
The unwritten laws of urban planning predict that a metro station is never misplaced and will always become a centre, regardless of its location. Unlike train stations metro stops have the ability to create social space around infrastructure. In New Town, that notion becomes a metaphor to address urban expansion, dwelling in transition and the artificiality of constructed space. Taking place in a completed yet vacant metro station in Amsterdam’s Noord/Zuidlijn, the space hosts the projects of 13 artists, architects and designers.
New Town explores the potentiality of space. Whether physical or virtual, New Town is a site for prospects with regard to space. Exploring such topics as identity and space, the works in this exhibition depart from cultural, personal and historical accounts, oftentimes bordering between fact, fiction and constructed realities. New Town is the 2017 graduation exhibition of Studio for Immediate Spaces and will be accompanied by performances, gastronomy and events.
With: Nadjim Bigou, Hein van Duppen, Arie de Fijter, Carolin Gießner, Eva Hoonhout, Shih-Hui Hung, Lily Lanfermeijer, Monica Mays, Aaro Murphy, Zsófia Szőke, member of the NKvB Kim Wawer, Neeltje ten Westenend, Kristoffer Zeiner.
New Town is curated by: Bas Hendrikx