The New Art Space Amsterdam N.A.S.A. – formerly known as Smart Project Space - is a contemporary art center: a center because it houses a restaurant, a cinema and an exhibition space for contemporary art. All of them would actually deserve an article on their own. And all of them cover something quite unique in Amsterdam. Well, there are art house cinemas in Amsterdam. There is even EYE with its own programming covering pretty much everything which is not shown in the other art house centers.
Still NASA has its own programming, different from the rest: screening films which are closely connected to the art scene, and/or have its own idiosyncratic qualities. Just recently I’ve watched the documentary about Ai Wei Wei, and the one about Sol LeWitt is on my list.
The restaurant is nice, stylish but not stiff, a meeting place for the people who are around NASA, artists, culturally interested, or neighbourhood folks. The menu sounds really good, but as I am not such a foodie, I haven’t been eating there yet.
The picture above is taken at the latest exhibition “the dark universe” which was a great exhibition about light art/installations. Now there is another exhibition, with a more theoretical approach, based on the correspondence archive of the late Dutch anarchist Karl Max Kreuger.