The Suzanne Biederberg Gallery is pleased to welcome you to this exhibition about space colonization and art by 20 students at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam.
The exhibition is part of a pilot programme of WDK students collaborating with scientists at institutes and universities—including space agency ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk (NL) and the Faculty Of Arts And Creative Industries, University of Sunderland (UK). Next Suburb focuses on Moon/Mars Village, a project developed by ESA. Following a series of lectures about several aspects of space—-with Professor of Sexual CulturesClarissa Smith; Space Industry Consultant Erik Laan; Artists/Lecturers Niek Verschoor and Ine Poppe—students will have come up with concepts and works for Next Suburb, 240.000 Miles Out*. The students bring to the programme various skill sets—spatial and graphic design, project design, fashion, fine arts, audio-visual design, etc. The results—prototypes, models, visuals—will be shown at the Suzanne Biederberg Gallery.
Next Suburb events begin at Willem de Kooning with lectures 6-8 January, followed by workshops at ESA 9-10 January, and ending with the exhibition at the gallery 17-19 January.
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