Opening The NDSM Nursery Square
Saturday 28 September 12:07 || The artist puts a bread loaf into a container turned oven (excited voice with a French accent): “The harvesting season is officially opened!”
The official public opening of the NSDM Nursery Square at NDSM plein 1 will take place on Saturday 28th of September, with a performance of the first artist in resident Antoine Guay. Join to experience the inaugural layout of the square and meet the team behind this new outdoor project space for Amsterdam.
Commuting, kissing around the corner, rushing for the ferry, giggles escaping from a car window, gum on the pavement and fishing: this is the everyday of Amsterdam’s NDSM wharf. For The NDSM Nursery Square, a project by Studio Makkink & Bey, the studio is researching public behavior in the NDSM wharf and ways in which they can reset it through cultural programming. Together, Stichting NDSM-werf and Studio Makkink & Bey have developed an expanding public square on the NDSM wharf that will grow over a period of six months. Its basis is a large grid defined by various floorplans with possible setups for available furniture to host and stimulate activities.
With unannounced interventions in the neighborhood, film screenings, site-specific performances and a seasonal ‘artist-in-residence’ at the square – the language and gestures in public space are challenged towards new scripts.