Over the past eight years, we established a transdisciplinary art festival that features a curated selection of emerging artists entering international art arenas. For the ninth edition, NEU NOW returns to the spaces of the Westergasfabriek to present a programme that aims to highlight cultural exchange. NEU NOW 2017 will welcome 46 artists from 16 countries representing 28 unique artworks. 

Check the timetable and plan your visit here.
Buy tickets here.

NEU NOW gallery
At the heart of the festival is our exhibition located in the Machinegebouw at Westergasfabriek. NEU NOW gallery houses 13 artworks from a broad range of disciplines. On Saturday 16 September at 16.00, you're invited to explore the artistic practices and perspectives through artist talks. To top it all off, we invited Patty Morgan to host Boardroom Sessions on Saturday afternoon and evening. Expect a fun and casual approach to talking about the artworks at hand. 

The gallery is open every day and free of charge.

Opening hours:
Thursday 14 Sept: 18.30 - 22.30
Friday 15 Sept: 11.00 - 22.00
Saturday 16 Sept: 11.00 - 22.00
Sunday 17 Sept: 11.00 - 22.00

Saturday 16 September / 14.00 - 16.00 + 22.30 - 00.30
Patty Morgan – Boardroom Session

Saturday 16 September / 16.00-18.00
NEU NOW gallery artist talks
RSVP here.

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NEU NOW outdoors
This year we'll also be occupying the great outdoors with a range of performances and installations. Our outdoor programme will be free of charge.

Installations / Open daily
Dark Chamber / Camera Obscura by Otto Banovits
Melting the Horizon by Ieva Grigelionyte

Thursday 14 September / 19.00
Art Club Ultra (vol. 2); hosted by Franky D'miedo by Franco Cortez

Sunday 17 September / 13.30
Nærvær (Presence) by Julie Rokseth and Andreas Rokseth
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NEU NOW stage
A multitude of diverse performances will be hosted at Westergastheater. Expect two or more exciting performances daily. From theatre and dance to music and sound, the performances offer a variety of themes and styles. After each performance visitors are invited to join the NEU NOW artist talks.

Performances at Westergastheater will take place from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September.


NEU NOW screen
Our film programme at het Ketelhuis will feature a compilation of short films of a variety of genres. The screening is free for Cineville members. Get tickets here.

Screening times
Thursday 14 September / 20.45
Sunday 17 September / 20.15 


NEU NOW nacht
On the evening of Saturday 16 September, in collaboration with Warsteiner, NEU NOW invites visitors to enjoy an artsy late-night party programme hosted by Traffamaffia x GenderBendingQueerParty, with surprising performances, DJ acts, drinks and much more. Get your tickets here.

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