Part of The Power of Collaboration expo at Treehouse NDSM

Exhibition opening times: Thursday to Sunday from 12h to 18h 

The Power of Collaboration is a month-long exhibition taking place at Treehouse NDSM, in which local artists address the immense potential -and nuances- of collective thought and action. The group show features 9 projects, as well as a series of lectures and workshops. We welcome you to the exhibition’s opening on September 15th at 18h.

Treehouse NDSM is an arts incubator located in Amsterdam’s creative heart. Our goal is to foster the growth of creatives from diverse disciplines and help them bring their projects to life. We do this by offering 105 individual and affordable studios for rent, access to exhibition spaces, and the opportunity of being part of a vibrant artistic community.

The Power of Collaboration attempts to move away from the (Western) focus on the individual and reflect on the vast network of connections and interactions at the base of any transformative action. Within a community (be that human, more-than-human or both), members collaborate for protection, nutrition, or just for help to get around. Even the smallest cooperation can have enormous implications and can drive the force of change needed to tackle the most urgent issues.

But these exchanges do not occur without tension. How do we navigate the strain between individuality and collectivity? What are the boundaries that we set for ourselves or are set for us? What are the conditions for real dialogue to take place? What would true interspecies cohabitation look like if we were to defy anthropocentric narratives based on domination?

Participating artists: Brechtje van Dk, Liesje van den Berk, Kam Seng Aung, Joshua Weitzel, Sam Tsao, Bruna Souza, Marte van Haaster, Antrianna Moutoula and Ella Tighe, Lies Aris and Judith Segers, Margot Domart, Adriana Rhode and Esther Kin.