ROBOT LOVE is the fourth in a series of large-scale events realized by Ine Gevers and the Niet Normaal Foundation: Niet Normaal (Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, 2009/10), Yes Naturally (Municipal Museum in The Hague, 2013) and Hacking Habitat (Prison Wolvenplein Utrecht, 2016).
Features of the Niet Normaal exhibitions are: offering an inclusive approach, providing a platform for diversity and bringing dominant myths into perspective. The goal is awareness and luring the public out of their comfort zone in an affirmative way. Not only individual visitors are inspired to look at their environment differently, also institutional boundaries are questioned.
The events, artworks and interventions never remain within the presupposed frameworks. Artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn (Niet Normaal) and Peter Fend (Yes Naturally) make ‘dangerous art’. ‘Dangerous’ because they do not comply with prescribed symbolic or cultural laws but intervene directly in life itself.
The Niet Normaal Foundation is led by artistic director Ine Gevers. The foundation works with a small core of self-employed professionals in the preparation of projects after which the team fully unfolds. Next to that the Niet Normaal Foundations is supported by interns and volunteers.
Emile Aarts, Frens Frijns, Anastasia van Gennip, Margret Verhulst, Zuzanna Skalska, Julienne Straatman, advisor board: Hendrik Driessen
Committee of recommendation
Ute Meta Bauer, Hendrik Driessen, Vanessa Evers, Vincent Icke, Caroline Nevejan, Maarten Steinbuch, Martijn Sanders, Peter Weibel
Daniëlle Arets, Thom Aussems, Geert Boogaard, Paul Domela, Saskia Nijs, Randall van Poelvoorde, Tim Vermeulen
Bouwfonds Property Development (BPD), Van Abbemuseum, Design Academy Eindhoven, Dutch Design Foundation, Parktheater, Baltan Laboratories, MAD Emergent Art, TU Eindhoven, TU Delft, Universiteit Twente, Tilburg University, Fontys, FNV, Singularity U, Summa College, Vitalis.
bkkc, BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Blockbusterfonds, Brabant C, Cultuur Eindhoven, Fonds 21, Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds, Mondriaan Fonds, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, VSB fonds.