Amsterdam’s almost got itself a new cultural hotspot. In September, FUTURES is set to launch its very own expo and residency spot in Amsterdam. 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.
From 22 September to 22 October 2023, we’re pleased to present Dear Moment, I Keep U for Later , the second exhibition for the opening month by Swiss artist Nicolas Polli.
In the words of the artist:
"At Futures, I will have a month, with a chance of showing already to the public my work after a few days from my arrival. I need to be prepared, I need to work on an exhibition that can exist as an evolutionary practice. I want to work on the idea of dexterity and layering.
I will print some of my images in different sizes, and start using them in the space. My work regularly plays between the commercial creation of images together with the reflection around waste or what is considered as such. I would like the experience in Amsterdam to be a chance to focus on space and materiality. Showcasing an immerging world for a public outside Switzerland and not used to seeing what I create. I want people to come several times and try to experience something new each time.
I would like to create new images, working with the local culture and focusing on representing realities around me. Working with markets, buying, photographing, and consuming local products. I would like to understand the habits of a fast city like Amsterdam, how do people consume? how do people waste? What attitude is behind reusing things? I will also do performances around food, showcasing photography that will then find a place on plates that are going to be served to people, between a tasteful reality immersed in a visual one. This will be my experience there. A hub evolving in time.”
Witness the evolution of his nearly finished exhibition, completed over the weeks after its opening, as Nicolas resides within the exhibition space. It promises to be an innovative and multilayered experience you won't want to miss.