EXHIBITION    01.10.2022 t/m 26.03.2023


Image Fabien Gruau

AI, Artificial Intelligence, is increasingly a part of our lives. The system, which reduces reality to mathematical units by creating and applying algorithms, is used daily in search engines, apps, city planning, financial markets, global logistics, surveillance and in many more applications.

The quest to create a machine that functions like a human being is centuries old. Greek and Chinese myths already told of mechanical man-made beings, an ideal image of man himself. Not only storytellers were fascinated by this phenomenon, but scientists and artists also tried to create life themselves. Leonardo da Vinci pieced together a knight and in the 19th century automatons were made, wind-up birds and dolls that ate, drank and defecated.
But it wasn't until the 20th century with the advent of the computer that the development of AI, a self-thinking machine, began. And not just a machine that removes our physical limitations but also supports and enhances the capabilities of the human brain.

The invention of printing introduced human beings to other ways of thinking and that changed their view of the world. Similarly, AI makes us look with new eyes at our sense of autonomy and the idea of authorship. What is truth and what is reality? And how to think about morality and privacy?

This exhibition features works by artists responding to AI. Artists who use AI to create new works. Artists who oppose and artists who connect with it, but also artists who approach it scientifically. Artists influenced by the world of games and SF. Artists who question our experience of reality and who socially critically comment on AI development with humour or, on the contrary, express their concerns about it.

Curator: Ellen Klijzing

Artists: Tom Bekkers, Vincent Boschma, Simone Boon, Jan Borren, Allard Boterenbrood, Hilbrand Bos, Ania Drupka,
Rika Maja Duevel, Fabien Gruau, Vladimir Hristov , Ossa Kierkegaart, Esther Kin, Nanny Kok, Bas Kosters, Deniz Kurt, DH Mack, Lou Moison, Manuel Pellegrini, Giulia Principe, Cedric La Quieze, Paul Rinzo, Ivano Salonia, Henk Schut, Jan Selen,
Bart-jan Steerenberg, Hilde Tuinstra, Kevin Walker, Querine van der Weijde

EXHIBITION    03.09.22 - 12.03.2023    WUNDERKAMMER


NDSM TOEN has been prolonged until March 12

At the exhibition NDSM TOEN (NDSM PAST), photos, objects and models bring the NDSM of the past back to life; from the moment of the design on a drawing board to the building and launching of a ship, the coupling phase of a supertanker and various repair activities until the end of the shipyard in 1984.

Since Brass Band Tuindorp (BBT) provided the musical accompaniment for the launching of ships from 1946 to 1979 and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, they have also been given a place in this exhibition. In a bird's eye view they will present the history of 100 years of Brass Band.

In the Wunderkammer-mini, a continuous film is shown about the construction of ms. Oranje, coupled with two videos of BBT, in which former members talk about Tuindorp and the brass band in particular, followed by a piece of music specially composed for BBT.

In addition to this exhibition, there will be the opportunity to wander through the shipbuilding shed, where historical relicts from the NDSM era are still present. Via a QR-code it is explained what these objects or places have been used for. In this way, the NDSM-Herleeft Foundation tries to create more interest in the nautical industrial history of this shipyard and to make visible the achievements of many thousands of workers.

Organisation: NDSM-Herleeft Foundation in cooperation with NDSM FUSE and Harmoniecorps Tuindorp




CADAVRE EXQUIS is a continuous artwork by Rienke Enghardt. CADAVRE EXQUIS is based on a children’s game that has been played all over the world for centuries. At the start of the last century the surrealists recognized the game as an expression of art and gave it its illustrious name. CADAVRE EXQUIS playful drawings that since developed give an impression of the zeitgeist of the turbulent years between the two world wars.

At NDSM FUSE is a permanent CADAVRE EXQUIS table with paper and pencils. The collected drawings, made by more than a thousand artists and visitors, displayed on the wall next to the table give an impression of today’s zeitgeist.

OPENING HOURS thu-sun 12:00-18:00


During the IJ-Hallen in the NDSM hangar (one weekend a month from October to March),
NDSM FUSE will only be accessible via the IJ-Hallen

Unfortunately NDSM FUSE is not wheelchair accessible, but soon that will change


NDSM-plein 29
1033 WC Amsterdam


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