ABOUT | MU Hybrid Art House

ABOUT | MU Hybrid Art House

The hybrid here, now, and later of visual culture

MU HYBRID ART HOUSE

MU Hybrid Art House is all about art in the broadest sense of the word. Together with mainly young makers and a broad, international audience, MU defines the liminal space between ‘what art is and what art can be’. MU is located in a former Philips factory at Strijp S in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Exhibitions and events at MU can be unpredictable, playful, touching, stimulating and visionary, and invite you to actively relate to the works and world around you. We preferably initiate, produce and present new work, surrounded by a stimulating secondary program in which we like to cross boundaries between disciplines. Thereby, we prioritize the introduction to, elaboration on and hands-on experience of the creation of art. Starting from the near past and present of contemporary visual art, we focus on the unpredictable future of tomorrow and beyond and the role that hybrid artists want ánd can play in it. We combine this with Eindhoven's innovative strength in the field of design and technology, together with an open, inclusive drive to experiment. 

MU is curious for talent, and challenges talents to be curious. So do you have interesting projects going on or great ideas you'd like to share with us? Bring it on! You can send an email to mu@mu.nl

MEANING OF 'MU'

The name MU is derived from a Japanese character that stands for synergy. In Zen, the term ‘mu’ exceeds dichotomous thinking. It creates space to postpone judgments and see what happens then. Especially at a time when fast and strong opinions predominate, such an open mentality that takes complexity as its starting point is a potential source for both depth and perspective.

HISTORY

MU was founded in 1998: back then the art space was situated in De Witte Dame. In 2013, MU moved to its present location at Strijp-S - the former Philips territory close-by downtown Eindhoven - with help of Ministerie van OCW, Gemeente Eindhoven and housing corporation St. Trudo. 

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BAD AWARD

A couple of months a year, MU is all about bio art and design. The exhibitions are organized around the Bio Art & Design (BAD) Award: an annual international competition with the aim to let artists and designers experiment with bio art and design and push the boundaries of art and science. The award is an incentive for the fast-growing group of young artist whose work is focusing on the discovery of all the new possibilities the life sciences have to offer. The BAD Award is an initiative of ZonMw, BioArt Laboratories and MU. Visit badaward.nl for more info.