Nestled in the center of the city on a former industrial site, FUTURES Hub is a flexible space that serves as both the headquarters for all FUTURES activities worldwide and an adaptable exhibition area that can quickly transform into a residency.
Join us on September 7, 2023, as we open the FUTURES Hub to the public with an exciting group exhibition featuring Lola Beekhuijzen, Noah van de Wetering, and Mandy Nijhof – three exceptionally talented budding artists and 2022 graduates of the HKU Photography Department.
Lola Beekhuijzen (b. 1999)
Lola Beekhuijzen born in Duiven, works and lives in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. "The body is daily transporting a human, a murmur in the quiet. Humming systems hidden underneath what provides protection. Inextricably linked to what makes us us. What does it mean to be human and to have a body available? Formed and entwined with the systems of technology. Looking for differences, similarities and imperfections between computer and mortal, I take on different shapes, roles and materials."
Noah van de Wetering (b. 1999)
Noah van de Wetering, Zwolle, the Netherlands, 1999, currently lives and works in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In his work, Noah van de Wetering analyses the creative process in experimental approaches toward image-making and reading. His entry points are often photographic techniques, which have led him to question the use of communication. Abstraction is therefore used to counter the figurative and communicative nature of photography. Besides all the image reading, there are words scattered around the bodies, words of critical reflection as well as nonsensical sentences. These introspective sentences are attempts to come closer and closer to the core of the creative process, a point of pure autonomy.
Mandy Nijhof (b. 1995)
Mandy Nijhof born in Apeldoorn 1995, studied fashion design and photography, based in Arnhem, Netherlands. "I don’t want to work to scream “look at me I’m the victim, look what he did to me”. But I had to carry the secret for 24 years. Now I am at the point where I don’t want to carry it alone anymore, so here it is. See what you see in it, feel what you feel about it but it is not my own to carry anymore."
Opening FUTURES Hub
Date: 7 September, 2023
Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Isaac Titsinghkade 6B, Amsterdam