1) Meet the artists of the future
Nxt Museum's curation includes highly acclaimed, pioneering artists from around the world, some commissioned by Nxt to create works, especially for this new exhibition. UFO – Unidentified Fluid Other is curated by Bogomir Doringer and enables you to transcend the world as you know it. Let each artist introduce you to your hyper-self on a gamified journey from homo-sapien to digital hero-sapien. Try virtual clothing by digital fashion house The Fabricant, wave hello to your digital twin in the work of Ksawery Kirklewski and experience motion-captured vogue dancing by Jacolby Satterwhite (also presented at Tate Modern and MoMA PS1).
2) Literally play with art
The seven installations within UFO - Unidentified Fluid Other are all technically stunning, interactive and have a strong metaphysical component. Monster Head by artist Lu Yang plunges you into a mythological world where galactic warriors fight and philosophise on the theme "Does the self really exist?" From the comfort of a cushion, you can immerse yourself in the Great Adventure of Material World game, in which you adopt different identities. That is the attraction of gaming: time and space do not exist and... you don't exist either.
3) Nxt Museum has free NFT digital badges to hunt for and collect
The new exhibition includes augmented reality, 3D printed sculpture, gaming, digital fashion, motion-tracking, and: free NFT digital artworks (POAPs) to locate and collect whilst in the museum. POAP (pronounced poh-ap) is an acronym for Proof of Attendance Protocol. They're essential NFT badges to prove "I was there." It showcases your attendance at an event or exhibition, whether it took place virtually or in the real world. Each badge is unique, meaning the only way to obtain a certain POAP is to be at the event. Collectors can quickly accumulate a unique collection of POAPs which documents their experiences and travels through the crypto space. A POAP can be an accessible way to start collecting digital art!
4) It's the only museum dedicated to new media art in The Netherlands
Opening its doors for the first time in August 2020, Nxt Museum was explicitly built to explore art that expands technical possibilities and applications. On a quest to seek, show and question "what is next?" Nxt Museum provides all the ingredients for new media art to grow, flourish and evolve. Nxt Museum provides all the ingredients for new media art to thrive, flourish and evolve.
5) It's located in the bustling neighbourhood of Amsterdam Noord
Truly off the tourist trail, Nxt Museum provides a refreshing break from the hectic centre; you can combine your visit with checking out some of the city's best food. There is Bacalar (right next door) for Mexican street food, Cornerstore for incredible flavours and great vinyl, Stewart & Sally for fresh vegetarian dishes and Klaproos for pizza along the waterfront.
Nxt Museum is open daily until late. Visit after work, with a friend or a date perhaps - you can unearth digital marvels late into the evening: Sun-Wed: 10:00 - 20:30, Thurs - Sat: 10:00 - 22:30.