a group show at ALab, Amsterdam
We are delighted to extend our invitation to you for the grand opening of the Essence of Home exhibition, an exploration of the profound concept of home through the eyes of seven international artists. The exhibition seeks to question what it means to have a home as a human being, examining notions of belonging, displacement, and the impact of migration on artistic expression.
1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands
Take the 3-minute ferry ride to ‘Buiksloterweg’ from Amsterdam Central Station
5th of July Wednesday
ALab The Playground
6th of July Thursday
ALab The Playground
The exhibition can be visited from 5-14 July.
From Monday to Sunday, from 10am – 4pm.
The Essence of Home exhibition invites visitors to delve into the profound concept of home through the eyes of seven international artists. Some share a personal experience of moving from one home to another, unraveling the emotional challenges associated with such transition. Others take a broader view, contemplating the nature of our time on Earth and questioning whether it will remain our only home planet. By exploring diverse narratives, the exhibition seeks to question what it means to have a home as a human being, examining notions of belonging, displacement, and the impact of migration on artistic expression.
Each artist offers a unique perspective on the theme of home. Reflecting on environmental warnings, we can’t ignore how the imminent threat of extinction shapes our understanding of home and our collective future. In a moment of distress among signals of disaster, the exhibition celebrates the small, yet powerful poetic gestures, meant to inspire hope and honor the monumental symbols of life on Earth.
The Essence of Home exhibition addresses the profound impact of migration and disconnection from a native cultural ecosystem on an artistic practice, whilst at the same time recognizing opportunities and connections emerging from new environments. It explores how these experiences shape artistic language and expression, offering new perspectives on the concept of home away from home through a socio-cultural lens.
19:30 Welcome Words
19:40 Moderated Discussion
20:20 Guided Tour
20:40 Networking Drinks
The Essence of Home pre-opening sets the stage for an intimate and authentic experience, serving as a soft launch and celebration within the warm circle of artists and friends. This occasion is open to the audience, and you are very welcome to join. However, we are kindly asking you to RSVP your attendance to help us estimate the number of guests. Please use the contact form to let us know you are joining, or reach out to us via email@example.com.
The exhibition is made possible thanks to the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst. Moon Gallery Foundation is partnered with A Lab Culture Hub for the project. The residency was supported by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
The Essence of Home exhibition is a part of the “Celebrating Curiosity” Festival that celebrates the 10-year anniversary of ALab.
Moon Gallery is an international collaborative artwork and a gallery of ideas worth sending to the Moon. Moon Gallery aims to set up the first permanent museum on the Moon. Moon Gallery will launch 100 artefacts to the Moon within the compact format of 10 x 10 x 1cm plate on a lunar lander exterior panelling as early as 2025. In this Petri-dish-like gallery, we are developing a culture for future interplanetary society. What are the ideas we want to promote into the future? What are the ideas we want to leave behind?