About MU

About MU

The hybrid here, now, and later of visual culture

MU zooms in on the hybrid here, now, and later of visual culture.

MU is an adventurous guide to all art lovers with a keen interest in the energetic mix of design, fashion, music, architecture, and new media that contemporary art is. Attracting a wide audience, MU is a meeting place and inspirational breeding ground for creative Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and the world. MU initiates and co-produces. MU regularly challenges international artists to realise their dreams, or to stage their first large presentation, solo, or in a group.

MU shows what art can be, not what art should be.

The name MU is derived from a Japanese character meaning ‘synergy’. In Zen Buddhism, however, mu has a deeper meaning, one that is even more typical of MU. In Zen, mu stands for ‘nothing’, ‘not one’, ‘not zero’, ‘not yes’, ‘not no’. It creates the possibility to put an end to black-and-white thinking, to leave questions unanswered, and to show what is happening next.

Many of the projects that MU has realised in the past fifteen years have been made possible through a branched-out network of contacts. Among the cooperating artists were illustrious names such as Kim Gordon, Susan Cianciolo, Han Hoogerbrugge, Ari Marcopoulos, Peter Sutherland, Swoon, D-Fuse, Scanner, Geoff McFetridge, Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher, Genevieve Gauckler, and Eva + Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.org. For a complete overview see: exhibition/archives

Since 1998, MU has been located on the first floor of De Witte Dame, a former Philips factory in the centre of Eindhoven. Since July 2014 MU has moved to building Gerard Strijp S, Eindhoven.

MU is partner of We Are Public.

MU
Stichting MU
Torenallee 40-06 (Strijp-S)
5617 BD Eindhoven
The Netherlands

VAT: NL 8071 44 289 B01
Chamber of Commerce: 410 92 660

Opening hours (during exhibitions)
Monday 10 am. - 6 pm.
Tuesday 10 am. - 6 pm.
Wednesday 10 am. - 6 pm.
Thursday 10 am. - 6 pm.
Friday 10 am. - 6 pm.
Saturday 11 am. - 5 pm.
Sunday 1 - 5 pm.

Opening hours exhibitions during the holidays
Kingsday (Koningsdag) April 27: closed
Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag) May 5: 10 am. - 6 pm.
Ascension Day (Hemelvaartsdag) May 25: 1 - 5 pm.
Pentecost (Pinksteren) June 4: 1 - 5 pm.
Pentecost (Pinksteren) June 5: 1 - 5 pm.
Bevrijdingsdag 5 mei: 10 am. -6 pm.

Christmas December 24 & 25: closed
New Year’s Day January 1: closed

Tickets #ViralVandals
Regular: € 5 (Wednesday free entry)
Student: € 3 (Wednesday free entry)
Students Fontys, Sint Lucas and Design Academy Eindhoven : € free

We Are Public
Free entry for We Are Public members at May 5 & June 16, 17, 18

Dutch Technology Week
Gratis entree op 17 & 20 mei

HOW TO GET HERE

CAR
From Den Bosch (A2), Veghel (A50), Tilburg (A58): follow the Eindhoven ring road N2. Take exit 30 and follow sign Centrum/Strijp, after 300 meters take the exit Evoluon / Strijp. Go down at the left turn at the Noord Brabantlaan, you will pass the Evoluon, which is on your right. Go left on the roundabout, this street is called Beukenlaan, go over the flyover and take the first right exit (after 200 meters), this street is called Philitelaan. Park your car after 100 meter on your left in the parking ‘Klokgebouw’. MU is located in the white building across the Philitelaan. The entrance is situated on the other side of the building at the right, under the red bride over the road.

From Maastricht A2, Turnhout (A67): follow the Eindhoven ring road N2. Take exit 31 Veldhoven, go right at the end, and follow the Meerenakkerweg. Take the second exit on the roundabout on to a street called Beemdstraat, take a left at the end of the Beemdstraat on to the Limburglaan. The Limburglaan leads into the Botenlaan, go on the roundabout and take the first exit right, onto the Beukenlaan. Go over the flyover and take the first right exit (after 200 meters) this street is called Philitelaan. Park your car after 100 meter on your left, parking Klokgebouw. MU is located in the white building across the Philitelaan. The entrance is situated on the other side of the building at the right under the red bride over the road.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT from Central Station Eindhoven:
Take bus 13, 18, 401 or 402 (the bus takes 10 minutes). Get off at: Strijp-S.
MU is located in the first building on the right. The entrance is situated on the other side of the building at the right under the red bride over the road.

WALK from Station Eindhoven Strijp-S (8 minutes)
Walk from the station, cross the road (Beukenlaan). Walk past the Philips Klokgebouw (Clock Building) and restaurant Popei.Turn left around the building and past the parking garage. MU is located in the white building across the Philitelaan. The entrance is situated on the other side of the building at the right under the red bride over the road.

MU is subsidised by Stichting Cultuur Eindhoven, the Province of North-Brabant, and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. In addition, MU is financially supported by a number of structural and project-driven sponsors. The exhibitions in MU attract annually around 20,000 visitors, many of whom are young people.

The MU team: Angelique Spaninks (Director), Vivian van Gaal (Public Affairs), Niels Engel (Program and Partners), Kor Smeenge (Production Manager), Kyra Meilink (Office Manager), Misha Hofman (Communication Manager), Nadine Roestenburg (Communication), Kimberley van Uden (Education Manager), Juliëtte Verberk (Education), Danny van der Laan (Program developer Fliplab), Bjorn Maria Telkamp & Jess Halden (Facility Managers and Frontdesk)