Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

14 – 17 September 2017

The transdisciplinary art festival “Neu – Now” takes place from 14 to 17 September 2017 in the Westergasfabrik in Amsterdam.

Once students graduate they find themselves facing the expanse of the big wide world. This expanse is tackled in the “Neu – Now” Festival that offers ambitious art graduates a platform on which to present their projects professionally. An international jury will select outstanding final degree projects by students from across Europe and create space for sharing and discussion.

Exhibitions, performances, workshops and artists’ discussions will open up new perspectives and promote lively exchanges about contemporary art.

For example, Julie and Andreas Rokseth, a brother and sister duo, play music together, merging the unusual sounds of the harp and bandoneon. To do this, they make use of different cultural influences that they allow to flow harmoniously into one another. Their songs tell the tale of the melancholy of the passage of time and the changing seasons.

Araks Sahakyans Discussions with the collective memory of different people groups using an imaginary language to tell stories, and although no words can be understood, we can imagine what they are about.

The film “Log in Dinner” by Cheong Chi Wai and Hsieh Hung-Li takes as its theme the loneliness of older generations living in the city.

The festival creates a meaningful space for young artists from throughout Europe to encounter an interested public.


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