The art world sometimes looks like a gigantic caravanserai constantly on the move. Over the past two months, thousands of gallery owners, exhibition commissioners, artists, collectors, museum curators and journalists have travelled to all corners of the globe, in a year that is even busier than normal.
Every day, more than 50,000 students converge on the Utrecht Science Park in the Netherlands, a huge cluster of over 80 companies and numerous research centres. It is one of the most competitive regions in Europe, similar to Silicon Valley or Paris-Saclay. The campus’s environmental impact is in the spotlight in the month of June.
At our “Bloom Again” Academy, some twenty young Mediterranean artists and their teachers joined the N.A! Fund team in Elefsina from 22nd to 27th May. The goal was to solidly anchor culture within the city through friendly interaction and shared experiences with local residents.
At the invitation of FHNW Director Chus Martinez, an art historian and regular curator of major contemporary art events, the artist Ingela Ihrman presented the results of her artist’s residency at Der Tank on June 13th. NA! Fund worked closely with the artist and funded her production and travel costs.