The Sandberg Series #06: Jessie Darling


Opening: Fri 17 March, 19h00 - 23h00
Exhibition open: 18 March – 26 March, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00
Finissage: Sun 26 March, 15h00– 17h00

 
Location:
NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt
Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘Transmutants and Emotional Curves’: a solo exhibition by ­Arnar Ásgeirsson.

‘Transmutants and Emotional Curves’ is a series of drawings depicting unidentified symbols and phenomena interacting, wrestling and dancing. They entangle and connect. They fight and co-exist. They flip flop, twist and turn, split, evolve and push. They are emotional entanglements.

In statistics curves and graphs are used to show development and changes in numbers, but how does one show development of feelings or changing moods? The drawings try to map out an evolution of mutated feelings. They are emotional graphs. 

 

­The practice of Arnar Ásgeirsson (b. 1982, Reykjavik, Iceland) involves video works, drawings, installations and sculptures with performative aspects. The work deals with questions of creative ownership, originality, and the differences between creating and copying. By introducing objects into new scenarios, the possibility of unexpected narratives emerges.

 

Recent exhibitions and screenings include The Adventures of You, The Community, Paris (2016). Memory Theatre, Upfor gallery, Portland (2016). Promesse De Bonheur, Harbinger, Reykjavík, Iceland (2015). Small Worlds, Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz (2015). Art Bar, Art Dubai, Dubai UAE (2015), S7 – Suðurgata >> Árbær (not in service) Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (2014). Disappointing Sculpture, Kunstschlager, Reykjavik (2013). Icelandic Pavilion, White Squat, Zürich (2013). Beneficial Genetics For The Right Time, RongWrong / Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2012). Mayhem4ever, Energy Drink Launch, W139, Amsterdam (2012). On the Streets of Venice, Temporary public installation, Venice (2011). LOOK TWICE, Fargfabriken Norr, Östersund (2009).


Drawing Games

Arnar Ásgeirsson at De Nachtegaal Residency


Opening: Sat 11 March, 15h00 - 18h00

Presentation open: Sun 12 March, 13h00 – 17h00

Location:
De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND
Heesterveld 35a, Amsterdam
Zuid Oost

This February, Arnar Ásgerisson has been a resident at De Nachtegaal in Amsterdam Zuid Oost. During this period he has been producing new works that will be presented on Saturday 11th of March. In addition to this NEVERNEVERLAND organises workshops for young adolescents based on the practice of the Artist in Residence  given by the artist. Arnar Ásgeirsson developed a workshop based on 'exploring the adventures of drawing'.

We are happy to welcome you this weekend at our residency De Nachtegaal, where he will present a selection of his most recent work together with the outcome of the workshops. 

 

His upcoming exhibition ‘Transmutants and Emotional Curves’  is opening Friday 17 March at NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt.

 

De Nachtegaal is supported by CBK Zuidoost, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie and Sandberg Institute.


PARROT ICE

Mike Moonen


Opening: Thur 23 Feb, 19h00 - 23h00

With performance by Los Dansing Queenc and music by Dj AN2 (MONO BROS, Amsterdam)

Exhibition open: 24 Feb – 5 March, 12h00 – 17h00
Finissage: Sun 5 March, 15h00– 17h00


Location:
NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt
Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘PARROT ICE’: the first solo exhibition of Mike Moonen in Amsterdam.


“Right here, boys! Right here! Get your cake, pie, dill pickles, and ice cream! Eat all you can! Be a glutton! Stuff yourselves! It's all free, boys! It's all free! Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry!” invites the clown in Pleasure Island. The amusement park seen in the 1940 film Pinocchio in truth actually serves as a trap where it is shown to turn mischievous young boys into donkeys after they made "jackasses" of themselves.


The exhibition ‘Parrot Ice’ or in other words ‘Paradise’ refers to the double meaning and conflict in which things and situations might occur. Insidious temptation, obscure fun, artificial nature and ambiguous truth: these dualities are a selection of the vocabulary at play in the large-scale installation at NEVERNEVERLAND.

In his practice, Mike Moonen brings together the everyday and extraordinary in a cheerful way. He searches for the human blips in the pursuit of perfection and highlights the failures that cause disruption and confound expectations.

Mike Moonen graduated from the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design in 2014. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Outside in’, Moira, Utrecht (2016) and ‘Planet Quirk’, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam (2015). His work has been shown in group exhibitions at MoMart, Galerie Drift, Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture, Galerie Sign, Extrapool, B32 Artspace and Kunstpodium T.


‘PARROT ICE’ by Mike Moonen is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.


NEVERNEVERLAND Residency: De Nachtegaal


Opening: Fri 17 Feb, 16h00-18h00

Location:
NEVERNEVERLAND at De Nachtegaal
Heesterveld 35a

1102 SB Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to announce our residency location De Nachtegaal in the Bijlmer, Amsterdam South-East!

Join us this Friday 17 February from 16h00-18h00 for the public opening of De Nachtegaal. Our first resident Arnar Asgeirsson will open up his working studio for a first sneak peek in preparation to his upcoming exhibition ‘FLY HIGH’ opening 17 March at NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt.

 

For this year artists Arnar Asgeirsson (IS), Pedro Matias (PT), Rosalinde Christopher Zeidman (NL), Laurent-David Garnier (FR) and Richard John Jones (UK) are invited for a short-term working period and a public presentation. Parallel to this we will run an educational program in collaboration with CBK Zuidoost with workshops for young adolescents to expand their knowledge and skills in art.

De Nachtegaal is supported by CBK Zuidoost, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie and Sandberg Institute.

 


The Sandberg Series #5: Dorothea von Hantelmann & Dyab Abou Jahjah


NEVERNEVERLAND hosts:

JAM

 
Opening: Thur 2 Feb, from 19h30 - 23h00
With performance by Monica Mays at 21h30
 
Exhibition open: 2 Feb 14h00-23h00, 3 - 5 Feb, 12h00 - 17h00
 
Location:
NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt
Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


Group exhibition by
Studio for Immediate Spaces / Sandberg Instituut with work by:

Niels Albers, Nadjim Bigou, Malissa Canez Sabus, Gauthier Chambry, Naomi Credé, Arie de Fijter, Paige Früchtnicht, Carolin Gießner, Eva Hoonhout, Shih-Hui Hung, Samuel Kuhfuss Gustavsen, Lily Lanfermeijer, Giedre Lisauskaite, Monica Mays, Aaro Murphy, Liene Pavlovska, Mirko Podkowik, Rein Verhoef, Kim Wawer, Neeltje ten Westenend, Kristoffer Zeiner.

Doris Boerman

SWEAT


Opening: Fri 13 Jan, 19h00 - 23h00

Exhibition open: 14 – 15 Jan, 20 – 22 Jan, 11h00 – 17h00
Finissage: Sun 22 Jan, 13h00– 17h00

 
Location:
NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt
Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘SWEAT’: a solo exhibition by Amsterdam based artist Doris Boerman.

‘SWEAT’ is an exhibition in which mechanisms of self-presentation are presented in a physical installation. Overlapping aspects between the self when performed through identity and the presentation of art in the exhibition space are being addressed in these new works. Dualities such as authentic and constructed, autonomous art and applied design, private and public are at play in the exhibition.

Doris Boerman (b. 1988, Arnhem) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and ArtEZ in Arnhem. With a background in graphic design and dance she has worked in various disciplines, which have led to her interest in different forms of presentation and re-presentation models.  Working with and involving different contexts in the work are new and important elements to her practice.


Recent exhibitions include ‘Play Something Sweet, Something Uplifting’ at Lokaal1B (Amsterdam, 2016), ‘Protection Room’ at Rosa Brux (Brussels, 2015), ‘Showgirls, the Trailer’ at Emmy Miltenburg (Schiedam, 2014), and ‘Only Because we are Friends’ at Galerie 149 (Bremen, 2013).

 

‘SWEAT’ by Doris Boerman is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

 


The Sandberg Series #4: Patricia Reed


A Desire For Things To Work

Gerda Paliusyte

 

Opening: Fri 16 Dec, 19h00 - 23h00

Exhibition open: 17 – 18 Dec, 11h00 – 17h00

Closing event - an open session with Toby Paul: Sun 18 Dec, 13h00– 17h00


Location:
NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt
Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present “A Desire For Things To Work”: the first solo exhibition by Gerda Paliusyte in The Netherlands and the premiere of her new film under the same title.

 

"During the Isolation of The Great War, I came across a number of the English Strand Magazine. In it, among a number of fairly pointless contributions, I read a story about a young couple who move into a furnished flat in which there is a curiously shaped table with crocodiles carved in the wood. Towards evening the flat is regularly pervaded by an unbearable and highly characteristic smell, and in the dark the tenants stumble over things and fancy they see something indefinable gliding over the stairs. In short, one is led to surmise that, owing to the presence of this table, the house is haunted by ghostly crocodiles or that the wooden monsters come to life in the dark, or something of the short. It was quite naïve story, but its effect was extraordinarily uncanny."

 

This personal story of Freud was included in his famous 1919 essay ‘The Uncanny’, and has been haunting various discourses ever since. While the story is given as an example of the estrangement from the familiar, which is haunting, but strangely attractive, the focus of Gerda Paliusyte in this exhibition is more on the crocodile figures than on the concept of the uncanny as such.

Displayed in a temporal architectural setting, the exhibition presents two of her recent films: 'A Desire For Things To Work' (2016) and 'The Road Movie' (2015). The show celebrates the motion of aesthetical forms, the way they shift in relation to the outside (such examples could be different usages of the same combination of colors or universality and transformative power of hip-hop), the desire of belonging (Freud’s crocodiles?) and the overlaps and encounters that follow.

 

Gerda Paliusyte (b.1987, Vilnius) is a Lithuanian artist and curator, currently residing in Amsterdam. Her practice is focused on the shifts and delays of representation, the way it is dependent from the social needs and time. She has been searching for an individualizing gaze – doing so through the films, events and temporal institutions.

Her films were recently presented at XII Baltic Triennial and the Kunstraum gallery, London.

 

'A Desire For Things To Work' by Gerda Paliusyte is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.


The Sandberg Series #3: Stacy Boldrick


Bin ich heute gut angekommen?

Johanna Arco

 

Opening: Fri 9 Dec, 19h00 - 23h00

Exhibition open: 10 – 14 Dec, 12h00 – 17h00

Location:
NEVERNEVERLAND at Losdok
Veemkade 570, Amsterdam

 

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘Bin ich heute gut angekommen’: the first solo exhibition by Johanna Arco in The Netherlands.

‘Bin ich heute gut angekommen?’ expresses the relationship with a person mainly known through written stories. The project is executed in an interpretive manner and defies any separation between the real and the imagined. The installation itself questions how much interpersonal relation actually happens in ones mind and how much "between" one another?

 

Johanna Arco (1991, Austria) studied Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and is currently participating in the MFA Program at the Sandberg Institute. Within her practice she is researching metaphysical differences between objects and people. De-sensualisation and disembodiment of men is affecting our experience of 'self' and distorts our relation to the world. Her action- and materiality based approach make for her sculptures to become animated and turn into a reactive counterpart rather then and object of motionless matter, creating a dialogue.


On the occasion of Amsterdam Art Weekend and   A Festival of Project Spaces NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present:

An Anesthetic Night


Saturday 26 Nov, 21h00-02h00

 

Special mid-weekend event during A Festival by K_nstvl___with Robertas Narkus, Sam Price, Budhia Foundation, Rosie Hastings & Hannah Quinlan and Sam Cottington

 

Location:
NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt
Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


Gay Bar Directory, 23h00-02h00

Video installation by Rosie Hastings and Hannah Quinlan, accompanied by Sam Cottington for an exclusive DJ set Hosted by Budhia Foundation

 

Collaborative duo Rosie Hastings & Hannah Quinlan will showcase the video installation “Gay Bar Directory”. The work was commissioned and shown by Somerset House, London as part of its utopia programme 06/2016. The directory is a moving image archive of gay bars in the UK, comprised of 170 films shot in 13 cities across the UK the work queries the notion of the gay bar spatially, ascetically and politically. Protesting the recent closures of LGTBQ spaces as a direct result of austerity and gentrification the Gay Bar Directory is a valuable historic and artistic gesture that both celebrates and critiques the spaces that it documents.

Hannah Quinlan (1991) & Rosie Hastings (1991) Newcastle & London are an artist duo living and working in South East London. Their practice includes @Gaybar, an event series that seeks to re-materialise the historic gay bar as a container for queer discourse as well as CGI animation, Video Installation, archival, text and audio work. Recent solo shows include: Gentrification presented by Daata Editions and Zuecca Projects, 15th Venice Bienenale, IT (2016) How to Survive a Flood, David Roberts Art Foundation Studio, If these Fossils Could Talk They Would Tell You Who Got Fucked and Who Didn’t (2015) Room E10-27, Paris (2015) Cruising Extinction, Oslo 10, Basel (2015) & Tifkas, Arcadia Missa (2015). Recent Group shows include: Voices of Utopia Here and Now, Somerset House, London (2016) No! I Am No Singular Instrument, Various Small Fires, LA (20016) Ways of Living, David Roberts Art Foundation (2016) S, Arcadia Missa (2015).

NEVERNEVERLAND invited Budhia Foundation to host the second part of An Anesthetic Evening. Budhia Foundation is a project space that creates opportunities for emerging artists from around Europe, and is supported by the Nezone Group of Companies, Ministry of Culture, India & Sandberg Instituut.


DOGHME

Robertas Narkus


Opening: Fri 18 Nov, 19h00 - 23h00

Exhibition open: 19 – 27 Nov, Fri-Sun 11h00 – 17h00


Location:
NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt
Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present DOGHME: the first solo exhibition by Robertas Narkus in The Netherlands.


Following an artistic, critical perspective towards chance economics, hypothetical products, symbolic capital and power games, DOGHME is the premise of a hypothetical start-up company. During the exhibition the enterprise will produce simulated experiences and solutions for augmented reality: a technology whereby digital content is added to a physical environment, augmenting what we perceive as ‘real’ with a new layer of perceptible information.

Robertas Narkus  (b.1983, Vilnius.) describes his practice as the ‘management of circumstance  in an economy of coincidence’. He brings together the ordinary and the absurd to explore notions of chance economics, hypothetical experiences and power games. Recently he exhibited at de XII Baltic Triennial, de Appel art center, Establiment de’ en Face, Brussels. Narkus is the founder of the Institute of ‘Pataphysics in Vilnius.


DOGHME by Robertas Narkus is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.


The Sandberg Series #02: James Bridle


NEVERNEVERLAND hosts:

If it like, like, like then it probably is


Opening: Friday 4 Nov, 19h00 - 23h00
Exhibition open: 5 - 13 Nov, daily from 12h00 - 18h00

A group exhibition by the Fine Art department of the Sandberg Instituut with the work of Johanna Arco, Nora Barón, Bing Bin, César Brun, Amelia Clark, Loidys Carnero, Timo Demollin, Philip Coyne, Tim Koh, Ieva Kraule, Lara Konrad, Vicente HJ Mollestad, Philip Ortelli, Will Peck, Alice dos Reis, Smári Rúnar Róbertsson, Mai Spring, Tatsuhiko Togashi, Mong-Hsuan Tsai and Luc Windaus.

Location:
NEVERNEVERLAND @ De Punt
Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


STRATA and The Temptation of Ego Media

Nikola Knežević & Tom T. Smit


Opening: Friday 21 Oct, 19h00 - 23h00
NOT-TO-MISS
special Xxx-rated performance by Maria Metsalu (Berlin), 21h00

Lecture Geert Lovink: Wednesday 26 October, 19h00 

(free entrance – reservation via: info.neverneverland@gmail.com)


Exhibtion open: 21 – 30 October, Fri-Sun 11h00 – 17h00


Finissage: 30 October, 15h00– 17h00



NEVERNEVERLAND presents ‘STRATA’ and ‘The Temptation of Ego Media’ with the work of Amsterdam based artists Nikola Knežević & Tom T. Smit. The duo exhibition shows a variety of sculptures and paintings with forms and images that consist of layers that while abstract they nevertheless evoke living forms such as plants and the body.


‘STRATA’ by Nikola Knežević is the result of relentless application of 100 layers of temporary tattoos on silicon bases. The work is reflecting on ‘100 layers of anything’:
a YouTube challenge that went viral last summer when one YouTube user applied 100 layers of nail polish. Her action is known today as #polishmountain. STRATA examines the objects which are created in the viral experimental YouTube tutorials by prosumers while broadcasting. These objects are usually short-living and considered to be waste. Without YouTube and other social media platforms such objects would probably never come to existence. That's why Knežević, inspired by theoretical thinking of the Canadian art critic Jeanne Randolph, refers to them as 'the residues of technological development'.



‘The Temptation of Ego Media’ by Tom T. Smit shows a selection of his recent paintings. For some time he has been interested in the duality between material and spiritual reality. Within his latest work he explores the margins as well as the free associations between animated lifelessness and objectification of the human in order to reduce the conscious control of the rational mind.



Nikola Knežević (b. Republic of Serbia) is an architect and artist based in Amsterdam. He received BA and MA at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade and MFA at Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Knežević exhibited his works in Belgrade, Vienna, Brussels, Dieppe at amongst others Frei_raum Q21 (Wien), EYE (Amsterdam), Stroom (Den Haag), Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam), Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam) and the 11th International Architecture Exhibition (Venice).



Tom T. Smit (b. The Netherlands) works and lives in Amsterdam. He studied Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and Cultural Science at the Open University. His work has been exhibited at Museum Jan van der Togt (Amstelveen), Arti et Amiticitiae (Amsterdam), Het Glazen Huis (Amsterdam), Cultuurcentrum Griffioen (Amstelveen), De Achterstraat (Hoorn) en Art Fair (Stockholm).


‘STRATA’ by Nikola Knežević is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

Location:
NEVERNEVERLAND @ De Punt
Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


Workwatugot but Dontloseurhead

Anna Reutinger


Opening: 30 September, 19h00 - 23h00

Exhibtion open: 1 – 9 October, 11h00 – 17h00

Finissage: 9 October, 15h00– 17h00

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present Workwatugot but Dontloseurhead: the first solo exhibition by Anna Reutinger in The Netherlands.

Workwatugot but Dontloseurhead is a series of objects that tempt the visitor to perform, as an investigation of our divided attention between our physical selves and the personas we create within the internet condition. Though the range of interactions may be familiar—rolling a cigarette, taking a selfie, go-go dancing and drinking—these objects aim to disorient the visitor, blurring the distinction between subject and object.

Anna Reutinger's work investigates our changing relationship to material within the internet condition, with special attention to craft, self performance, and the body and technology. Her practice is guided by her theory of the volatility of objects, or the idea that within the internet condition, material has been afforded new opportunities to live in an ever-changing state—allowing for the disruption of power structures, creation of micro economies and empowerment of individuals.


Anna Reutinger b. Oakland, CA lives and works in Amsterdam. She holds a B.A. in Design Media Arts and Digital Humanities from University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.F.A. in Dirty Art at the Sandberg Instituut. Her work has been exhibited at W139, Amsterdam; Ram Foundation, Rotterdam; De Fabriek, Eindhoven; Macao, Milan; The Hammer Museum, The Getty Center, The New Wight Gallery, Chin's Push and Control Room, Los Angeles. 




Location:
NEVERNEVERLAND @ De Punt
Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND hosts:

Whether it is Art or Not: Life and Works of Chavalit Soemprungsuk


Film Screening: Thu 22 September, 19h00 - 21:00 (free entrance)

Exhibition: Fri 23 - Sun 25 Sep,  13h00-17h00 with film screening every hour.

The short film is a projection of alienated life of contemporary art makers, through a story of an Amsterdam-based Thai artist, Chavalit Soemprungsuk (1939), who has been living in the perpetual in-between worlds for the past 50 years. The film explores personal lifelong dilemmas of Soemprungsuk; of being part of the two cultures, the dedication to the art and the constraint of living in the society, the choice between fame and solidarity, and the blurring boundaries between physical and digital realities.

Nuankhanit Phromchanya, the filmmaker, has moved from Bangkok to Amsterdam in 2011 to pursue a master's degree in Design at Sandberg Instituut. Though being a person of a different generation, she found his life story a relevant illustration of today’s existential struggle of creative individuals, including one of her own. By narrating the story through a series of informal, personal, and sometimes random conversations with the senior artist, ‘Whether it is art or not’ aims to take viewers on a personal journey of unraveling oneself through art and the making of art itself.

Frans de Wollantstraat 84
1018 SC Amsterdam
The Netherlands


KLITTENBAND


Saturday 10 September, 22h00 – 10h00
Special opening Amuse Bouche, 00h00
Dresscode: Show Yourself!

Saturday, 10 September NEVERNEVERLAND will kick off the new cultural season spectacularly with KLITTENBAND: a gender diverse affair organised by JLDianthus and The Rabbit King.

Join us from 22h00 – 10h00 for performances, music and visuals, Amuse Bouche and other treats by Lia Satzinger, Candy Girl, Kevin Bray & Lou Buche (Missing Channel), Lucienne Venner, Rosalinde Christopher Zeidman, Soe, Nadine van Vliet, The Rabbit King, Dj AAAH! & Dj OOOH!, Andreas Kühne, Oor Dovemans & DJ Slow Dance, Suzy Wong, NADIYO, Loui Meeuwissen, Ivan Cheng, Richard John Jones,
S†ëfan Schäfer, Ale Alea and other special guests.

In the legacy of Benno Premsela, we will celebrate gender diversity for 12 hours long. With a variety of makers and differing perspectives, KLITTENBAND corresponds with ‘Queering the Collection’: a discussion about visibility of the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual and Intersexed) heritage in the arts. No one is excluded, each gender is represented and everybody is welcome. Don’t shy away and show yourself!

Location:
NEVERNEVERLAND @ De Punt
Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


The Day the Earth Kept Spinning                               Symposium, exhibition & official opening NEVERNEVERLAND


Symposium: Fri 1 July, 19h00 - 22:00 (5 euro entrance, cash only)
From 22:00 opening party NEVERNEVERLAND (free entrance)
Exhibition: Sat 2 - Sun 3 July, 13h00-17h00


With Benedikt Woeppel, Tessel Bruehl, Metahaven, Janna Ullrich, Marthe Prins, Robertas Narkus, Fabian Hijlkema, Julia Veldman C, Roos PEEE, DJ AAAH! & DJ Helbu & The Micromegas!

Right now, more than seven billion people travel through space on a gigantic blue ball at a pace of 108 000 kilometres per hour—circuiting.


“The Day The Earth Stood Still” is a 1951 science fiction film directed by Robert Wise, and the first of its genre to comment on the global situation of its time. The film criticises the xenophobia, nuclear threat and strong faith in technological progress present during the Cold War. 



To this day, the earth has never stopped spinning. No alien has landed as a bearer of peace like in Wise’s film. Instead, the earth has spun further around itself and also around its issues, which haven’t yet been solved but have changed. The refugee crisis, environmental problem and financial inequality are some examples of contemporary topics that have, in part, evolved since the Cold War until now. 



Luckily, it is not only our problems that have been altered but also the possibilities of how to deal with them. Just as Robert Wise used science fiction to touch upon the global situation unfolding around him, today’s artists, designers and filmmakers still make use of the genre to comment on their contemporary situation—the only difference is that their approaches have been adapted to suit the time they live in. But what are these new science fiction narratives? And what do they say?



In this symposium, theorists, artists, designers and filmmakers are invited to talk about new contemporary concepts and aesthetics of science fiction. The point of interest lies beyond the futuristic clichés of aliens, wormholes and laser guns; the focus is more on storytelling that builds critical analogies between imagination and our current reality. The symposium is in search of this slightly magical shift, this crucial twist that suddenly allows a fictional story to become a possible reality.

The exhibition is open Friday 1 July, 19h-00 - 22h00, until Sunday 3 July, from 11h00 - 17h00.

 

NEVERNEVERLAND
Frans de Wollantstraat 84
Amsterdam


Festival of Choices

Can Boyan – In the Mud


Official opening: Saturday 18 June, 20h00
Exhibition open: Wednesday 15 - Sunday 19 June, 13h00-18h00

NEVERNEVERLAND is pleased to host In the Mud by Can Boyan. The solo exhibition is part of Festival of Choices 2016, the annual graduation show of the Sandberg Master of Fine Arts.

For this project Can Boyan explores the material anatomy of a waste landscape. In the Mud consists of a video and a series of ceramic pieces mixed with sculptural props. His additional prose writings from autobiographical resources propose a narrative in between constructed objects and the transformation of an individual in a digitized present.

Can Boyan (TR, 1990) was educated at the Bilgi University, Istanbul and the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. In his practice he researches the experience of reclusive labour to investigate the presence and temporality in between the real and virtual worlds.

The exhibition is open from Wed 15 until Sun 19 June, from 13h00-18h00. The official opening will take place Sat 18 Jun at 20h00.

NEVERNEVERLAND
Frans de Wollantstraat 84
Amsterdam


About

NEVERNEVERLAND Foundation is a new initiative for the arts. In a drastically changing artistic landscape, NEVERNEVERLAND feels the urge to facilitate a broad range of artistic practices by upcoming artists.

NEVERNEVERLAND is organising exhibitions, artist residencies, events, lectures and screenings throughout the city of Amsterdam and abroad.

NEVERNEVERLAND

Frans de Wollantstraat 70 (HQ)

1018 SC Amsterdam

The Netherlands

info.neverneverland@gmail.com