World premiere: art on windmills
Nuon windmills to be decorated by art
Amsterdam, 6 December 2011 – Starting from spring 2012 the Nuon windmills in Oosterbierum and Almere will showcase a special view of the landscape. That is when Nuon will start an art project together with Bubble projects (a Dutch initiative organising international exhibitions and challenging art projects). Artists will have the opportunity to present their work on windmills. This will make them the first artists in the world to showcase their art collections on windmills.
In two wind farms, Nuon will make three windmills available for the exhibition of the art work and Bubble Projects will recruit the artists. With this project Nuon and Bubble Projects are literally and figuratively offering space for art in the countryside. The works of art will be hung on the turbines of the Nuon wind farms De Bjirmen (near Franeker in Friesland) and Jaap Rodenburg (near Almere in Flevoland) for a period of 8 months, from March 2012 until October 2012. During this period the works of art will be changed every two months. There are 24 works of art in total.
Artists should register before 8 January at the website www.kunstopwindmolen.nl .
A jury, yet to be appointed, will select the winners from all the submissions.
Artists should send a visual concept and an explanation of 100 words. This will be presented to the jury. From all the entries, a selection of up to maximum 24 artists will be choicen. They will have the opportunity to exhibit their work on a real windmill. The theme for this special exhibition is: Co-operations. The selected artists will be announced early in January 2012. In March, the first artwork will be revealed.
Nuon, an energy company with 6,000 employees, provides energy to more than 2.3 million consumers, companies and organisations throughout the Netherlands and Belgium. The company’s main aim is to provide reliable, affordable energy that is as green as possible. Nuon produces and supplies gas, electricity, and heating and cooling products, whilst helping their customers to reduce their energy consumption. Nuon is part of the Vattenfall Group.
About Bubble Projects
Bubble Projects is an international art platform organising exhibitions and challenging projects at special places. Since 2009, more than 80 artists have been successfully represented at various locations in Europe. By way of its committed and professional approach, Bubble Projects gives artists a career boost and connects them to an international art network and market. For more information visit:www.bubbleprojects.eu .
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Nuon Media Relations, Ariane Volz