Exhibitions at Treehouse NDSM


The Power of Collaboration, our second month-long exhibition at our new Pavilion, features 9 works by local artists that reflect on the immense potential -and nuances- of collective thought and action, as well as a series of lectures and workshops. 

The Power of Collaboration attempts to move away from the focus on the individual and reflect on the huge network of connections and interactions at the base of any transformative action. Within a community (be that human, more-than-human or both), members collaborate for protection, nutrition, or just for help to get around. Even the smallest cooperation can have enormous implications, driving the vital force of change needed to tackle the most urgent issues. 

But these exchanges do not occur without tension. How do we navigate the strain between individuality and collectivity? What are the boundaries that we set for ourselves or are set for us? What are the conditions for real dialogue to take place? If we really defy anthropocentric narratives based on domination, what would true interspecies cohabitation look like? 

Participating artists: Brechtje van Dijk, Liesje van den Berk, Kam Seng Aung, Joshua Weitzel, Sam Tsao, Bruna Souza, Marte van Haaster, Antrianna Moutoula and Ella Tighe, Lies Aris and Judith Segers, Margot Domart, Adriana Rhode and Esther Kin.


CAGING CLOUDS? by Marius van Zandwijk - Studio 57A3

At NDSM Open, Marius van Zandwijk shows the mini-exhibition Caging clouds? in his studio (Treehouse 57A3). Clouds are always double. Seen from the outside they are measurable objects, seen from within they are experimental conditions. In March, Marius van Zandwijk did a residency in Iceland. During this residency he developed a fascination with clouds. In the mini-exhibition, paintings are on view.