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Netherlands' First New Media Art Museum To Launch Next Month

A catalyst for new works at the intersection of art and technology, "what's next?" is the central question the brand new space poses to the world

Natasha Greenhalgh, co-founder and creative director. Photo by Lisette Appeldorn

Founded by Merel van Helsdingen, Nxt Museum, the very first museum dedicated to new media art in Amsterdam is set to launch 29 August this year. Marrying art and technology and inspired by the future, the museum, as titled, questions "what's next?".

Comprising a three-fold programme, the space will include exhibitions, performances and learning and research.

An exterior view of the museum. Photo by Lisette Appeldorn

Entitled Shifting Proximities, the museum's inaugural show will feature large-scale multisensory installations by renowned artists and academics alike by the likes of Thijs  Biersteker with Stefano Mancuso, Heleen Blanken with Naivi and Stijn van  Beek, Roelof Knol, Marshmallow Laser Feast, Lucy McRae with Niels  Wouters and United Visual Artists (UVA).