About MU

MU | De Witte Dame

Emmasingel 20

Opening hours (during exhibitions)
Monday to Friday 10.00-18.00 h
Saturday 11.00- 17.00 h
Sunday 13.00-17.00 h

Opening hours (in-between exhibitions)
Monday to Friday 10.00-17.00 h

Admission is 3 Euros.
Opening events, every first Saturday of a new exhibition and every Wednesday afternoon there's no admission. No admission for every person below 18.

Contact
040-2961663
mu@mu.nl

MU | Strijp S
Torenallee 40-06

Opening hours (during exhibitions)
On Monday we're closed
Tuesday to Friday 10.00-18.00 h
Saturday 11.00- 17.00 h
Sunday 13.00-17.00 h

Opening hours (in-between exhibitions)
Monday to Friday 10.00-17.00 h

Contact
040-2961663
mu@mu.nl

Admission is 3 Euros.
Opening events, every first Saturday of a new exhibition there's no admission. No admission for every person below 18.

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. Among the other parties located in De Witte Dame are Design Academy Eindhoven, Philips Design, Openbare Bibliotheek (Public Library), and CBK De Krabbedans (Centre for Visual Arts De Krabbedans).

Since May 2013 MU has a second location in the building Gerard in Strijp S, Eindhoven.

MU is subsidised by the City of 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 director of MU is Angelique Spaninks. Productionmanager is Kor Smeenge. Projectmanager is Jasper van Es. Educational coördinator is Vivian van Gaal. Business manager is Maaike Verberk. Assistant productionmanager is Rob Versteeg. Monique Claessen is the Facility manager and Bjorn Telkamp is the counter assistant.

11-04-2014

MU | Changed Opening hours

During King's Day and Easter there are changed opening hours. MU | Witte Dame April 20 Closed April 26 - 27 Closed MU | Strijp S April 20 Closed April 26 Closed Happy Holidays …

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25-03-2014

Interview Angelique Spaninks on POSTmatter

Francesca Gavin interviewed Angelique Spaninks, our director, for the online magazine POSTmatter. Read about her visions about techonolgy, collaborations and the future of art and design. http://postmatter.com/ …

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20-02-2014

The Canadian curator and writer Michelle Kasprzak from the Art+Tech Blog Akimbo, also describes Nelly Ben Hayoun as the Willy Wonka of design and science. Michelle highlights not only the film project 'The …

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20-01-2014

REMINDER! Call for proposals: deadline 2 febr 2014

Bio Art & Design Award 2014   Always wanted to be at the forefront of riveting art or design that is trans-disciplinary and pushes the boundaries of technological and artistic possibilities? Then …

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