Neu Now Festival Programme

Neu Now’s eighth edition is set to take place in the spaces of the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, from 14-18 September. The five-day festival, which in its seven-year history has emerged as a highly innovative international event, showcases the work of a generation of rising artists from across Europe. Practitioners are invited to share their works and cultural perspectives in ways that challenge perceived limitations within the industry.

Highlights from the festival include the Neu Now exhibition. Located in the Machinegebouw, the show displays 14 artworks from a range of disciplines and concludes with a series of exhibiting artists’ talks on Sunday 18 September. Meanwhile, Neu Now performances in the Westergastheater will see a variety of events take place each day; from theatre and dance, to music and sound. The line-up to date includes interactive theatre piece Follow Us by Swiss duo Destiny’s Children; The Sacrifice of Roaring by Taiwanees dance company Hsu Chen Wei; music from Jo Goes Hunting; and a site-specific performance by Topos Kolektiv.

Accompanying sector Neu Now film at Ketelhuis comprises screenings of Sophie Dros’s acclaimed documentary short My Silicon Love; Andrea Alessi’s artist film Once; Yaron Cohen’s short Until the Quiet Comes and more. Supplementary programme Neu Now next provides audiences with an opportunity to delve into their understanding of presented artworks and artist practices through a variety of artist talks and workshops at the Westergasfabriek. The fair’s first speakers programme will assess the ever-pressing issue of how to make a living in the arts.

Neu Now, 14-18 September, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam.

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1. Stine Aas, In Touch. Courtesy of the artist.