Co-Creation Outdoor Art Event
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* Walk Around the Lake *
* Experience Creativity & a Unique Culture *
* Participate in a Treasure Art Hunt *
* Join the play *
For its 30 years anniversary the Nieuw en Meer community will celebrate its existence by inviting you to experience co - creation within its unique ecosystem, to shape and imagine what the next 30 years will look like.
In this one-of-a-kind outdoor 3 day event , showcasing a week long artist residency, where the N&M artists will co - create with renown international artists and emerging artist from the Amsterdam art scene. The public will be invited to explore and interact while discovering the magic of the Nieuwe Meer lake and its surroundings. From Interactive art installations, different play acts, performances, to a real life game experience where you have the chance to meet the artists & win original art pieces.
While honoring its past creations and achievements, N&M is looking into the unknown future as the world around us changes faster than ever before. The anniversary event will bring to life an exciting vision using the public space as a playground for experimentation and public exploration, a fusion of ideas where the borders between art, technology, nature & humanity disappears and become ONE.
We built this platform for creative thinkers who want to co-create around a vision of how the future of art could look like. There is no final destination, nor a final goal. Our intention is to dissolve the boundaries between the process and the final outcome, and between the artist and the viewer as we are all active participants... We create just enough order so that this spontaneous, naturally occurring process called culture, can begin to happen on its own.
TREASURE ART HUNT
where the prize is original art
Visitors are invited to participate in a fun adventure through the lands of Nieuw en Meer to discover hidden treasures. Over 100 pieces of original art will be given away as prizes
The Nieuw en Meer - Amsterdam is a community & a playground which has served as a home for 120 artists in the past 30 years. What started as a small squat, became one of the largest and most self sustained art communities around the city of Amsterdam.
Nearly all disciplines within the visual and applied arts and crafts are represented (from painting to web design to guitar construction to steel structures). Quite exceptionally, the space is still independently owned and managed without any form of subsidy.
For the past 30 years the N&M functioned as a free haven where artists, free thinkers, activists and cultural leaders are able to pioneer co-creation, and inspire new ways of living while exploring the cultural spectrums of diversity & biodiversity, thus supplying Amsterdam with fresh waves of creativity, art events and nature reservations.
The Nieuwe Meer area, also known as the eye of the hurricane, is one of the most unique & diverse ecosystems in amsterdam. A meeting point and melting pot, where art, nature, finance, entrepreneurs and the public all blend into one.
This area is a living lab where different communities co-exist, reinforcing and honoring healthy relationships based on harmony and respect for nature. the lab is intended to be a place to connect, appreciate our everyday life, a place be inspired, play, experiment and imagine. A place to be.
HELP US MAKE THIS HAPPEN
In order to bring this beautiful vision of a one of it’s kind celebration of art and culture to life, we need your help.
Future play is a free event, open to all people, from different backgrounds, ages, nationalities and interests. A kickstart action to develop and co-create the Anthropocene Park - new era where woman, man, nature, art and culture are fused in harmony; a showcase of possibilities & co-existence. This experience is created with love, passion and appreciation to each other and our nature. Opening up to the broad public a playgarden of inspiration.
Your contribution will help up to reinforce this are as a cultural landmark, keep in strong and independent. And most of all keep it a place where we all can play & enjoy.