NP3 is a plateau that differs drastically in profile, content and innovation. From the surface to a deeper field in search of more elementary, dynamic and multidimensional urgencies. Presented in three non-linear layers on three different locations in the city center of Groningen:
NP3 | RE:Search:Gallery
NP3 | MOBi
NP3 | eMMa
NP3 | MOBi at the Suikerterrein
MOBi Container Art Space (indoor space) & MOBi Square Garden (MSG) (outdoor space)
re:de:construct is an ongoing research project until at least 2030
With MOBi, NP3 offers a platform for (inter)national artists to explore, experiment, and showcase their work. It serves as a dynamic space where artists can develop their creations for a unique environment. Moreover, it fosters collaborations between the art world and the education, business and public communities. At MOBi we encourage artists to push boundaries by experimenting not only with the interior and exterior spaces of the building but also with sustainable materials, mobile architecture, new technology, innovative media applications, and unconventional presentation formats.
Situated at the Suikerterrein until at least 2030, MOBi provides a haven for temporary and experimental art forms, contributing to the vibrant and ever-evolving art landscape.
One of the ongoing research projects hosted by NP3 is re:de:construct, which focuses on the repurposing of artworks. MOBi itself is a fully recycled mobile building that was relocated from the Ebbingekwartier to the Suikerterrein in 2017.
While waste and material recycling have become commonplace worldwide, it is time for the art world to embrace a similar approach: the recycling of art. What should be done with all the immense artworks that were once part of exhibitions or manifestations that no longer exist? Regrettably, such materials often end up in landfills. NP3 extends an invitation to artists, encouraging them to develop, reconsider, and reflect upon their practice through an ecological lens. This artistic exploration involves critically examining the reuse of materials and/or the potential for re:developing them in future works.
Through the re:de:construct initiative, NP3 aims to raise awareness about the carbon footprint associated with the creation of art. By prioritising the reuse of existing materials, we can significantly reduce our ecological impact. Working closely with artists, NP3 facilitates the recycling of their discarded artworks, either by repurposing the materials for new creations or by giving the artworks a fresh context. In doing so, NP3 not only investigates the potential of reuse but also introduces an innovative concept that stimulates the adoption of circular thinking and development in the art world. Currently, several artists and collectives are engaged in creating new artforms using material from previous works.