The Suzanne Biederberg Gallery is pleased to welcome you to the exhibition about space colonisation and art by the 20 Willem de Kooning Academy students.
The exhibition is part of a pilot programme of WdKA 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 Cultures Clarissa Smith, Space Industry Consultant Erik Laan, Artists/Tutors Niek Verschoor and Ine Poppe — students will have come up with concepts and projects for Next Suburb, 240.000 Miles Out*. The students bring to the programme various skillsets — spatial and graphic design, project design, fashion design, fine arts, audiovisual design, etc. The results — prototypes, models, visuals — will be shown at the Suzanne Biederberg Gallery.
Next Suburb events have begun at Willem de Kooning with lectures on 6th - 8th January, followed by workshops at ESA and will end with the exhibition at the gallery on January 17th - 19th. For further information and press materials, please contact the gallery.
Cover photograph by Ine Poppe