Three birds with one stone: No Art launches its first festival, art exhibition and its own high-end clothing line.
After several unforgettable and sold-out events at unique locations in Amsterdam, London, and Manchester, No Art organizes its first festival at the NDSM Wharf on July 30. The day before, eighteen high-profile artists will exhibit their work at the same location during the SYNERGY exhibition. No Art’s clothing line will also be launched on the same day.
After sold-out editions in, among others, the Hollandsche Manege, the Waalse Kerk, Ponton, The Loft, ADAM Tower, Transformatorhuis and successful editions in a cathedral in Manchester and London, the NDSM Wharf will be the stage for the first No Art Festival on Saturday 30 July. Visitors can enjoy thirteen DJ sets spread over two exuberantly decorated areas. The music stages are connected via an art area, where various renowned and emerging artists will be showing their work. The full line-up will traditionally remain a secret, but the organization does reveal that DJ duo ANOTR will be making an appearance. The festival offers space for 8000 visitors, and during the festival, one can feast on a variety of vegetarian snacks. The organization expects to sell out the first edition.
Broaden Your Mind
The overarching theme of the festival is Broaden Your Mind. Ruud Boymans, co-owner of No Art: ‘You broaden your mind by offering experiences that people talk about. When you walk into a No Art event, you always come out of it feeling different. That manifests itself in everything we do. Visitors know to expect the unexpected. Not one event is the same, and we hope that No Art Festival will once again produce extraordinary experiences and inspiring encounters.’ Although the festival is the organization’s largest event to date, the freedom to express yourself is still guaranteed. Guests are asked to make a donation that will be donated directly to Homebass Foundation; a foundation that harnesses the power of night culture to provide an equal life for the homeless.
Art Exhibition at SYNERGY
One day prior to No Art Festival, on Friday 29 July, the art exhibition SYNERGY will take place at the NDSM Werf organized by No Art and the Synergy Foundation. Eighteen renowned artists will present their work, including Boris Acket, Heleen Blanken, Frouke ten Velden, Ernest Bessems, Lisette Ros, Sjeng Kessels and We Are Tundra. Bora Guney, board member of SYNERGY Foundation: “As the name suggests, SYNERGY stands for cross-pollination of different audiences, resulting in the creation of interaction and the connection between art, music, and the visitors. In addition, it is a boyhood dream to realize this idea, in combination with the festival.” The exhibition is free for children up to 12 years old, city pass holders, and refugees. The works can also be seen on July 30 at the festival. The ticket sale starts June 1, 2022.
No Art launches its own clothing line
As if organizing the festival and an art exhibition wasn’t enough, No Art is also launching its own high-end clothing line. This line is separate from the existing merchandise. The high-end clothing line will consist of items such as a bomber jacket, hoodie, T-shirt and a suit available in two colors. Designer of this line, Lord Poyan Rahimzadeh, founder of PAL Sporting Goods said, “The No Art Mainline is aesthetically designed from the core of No Art. From the butterflies in your stomach to go to the festival to the euphoria of the sound. The butterfly is an important part of the collection. It represents transformation, just as No Art wants to achieve with their visitors.’ The clothing will be officially presented on July 29 during the art exhibition and will be available starting July 30 at the festival and through the website.
No Art continues to expand its events. Shows in both the UK and South America are planned in the near future. Learn more about No Art through its website.