Mini expo primary school Sint Aloysius

Opaque Spirits Arturo Kameya
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

For four weeks, the students of primary school Sint Aloysius in Maastricht participated in the project The Invisible Collection.

Children described their favorite artwork, sharing their feelings when they see or smell it, what they fantasize about, and what they think about it. The project teaches children to reflect on their own perceptions and the experiences of others. Teachers can use this story archive to explore themes such as identity, culture, society, language, and history in their own way.

Following an audio story about the ‘cockroach world’ by Peruvian artist Arturo Kameya, featured in the exhibition Opaque Spirits, the students created their own stories and crafted models of their fantasy worlds using various materials.

Until Sunday 12 May, their creations will be exhibited in the ice house at the back of the Marres garden. Visitors can also listen to their recorded stories for The Invisible Collection. Our city garden and the ice house are free to visit for everyone. Children under 18 always get free entrance to the exhibition.

Are you interested in an educational project at your school? Please send an email to education@marres.org.

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Citizenship & Cultural Education presentation at Pit Cultuurwijzer

During the thematic meeting on Citizenship & Cultural Education organized by Pit Cultuurwijzer in Heerlen, the education department of Marres, as a cultural partner, provided a sub-session on this theme.

Our education program, including the Erasmus+ SensesSquared project, was discussed. The workshop “Catching Your Eye” from our Training the Senses series also served as inspiration. Puppeteers and magicians are masters at directing attention. They show you how to use techniques to steer perception. At the same time, you become aware of how you focus or distribute your attention.

Extended_VMBO at Broeklandcollege

Young people from Broeklandcollege in Hoensbroek participate in the workshop series Extended_VMBO, a 6-week program inspired by Extended’s research on new sustainable materials for fashion and design.

The aim of these lessons is to expose young people to contemporary culture and issues by engaging with them in a practical manner and developing their own ideas.

The workshop series begins with a sensory introduction to sustainable materials. Students touch, smell, and identify wool, hemp, cotton, paper pulp, and polyester. They explore the uses of the materials and the processing steps they undergo.

On May 23, they visit the exhibition ‘Opaque Spirits’ by artist Arturo Kameya. During an interactive tour, students gather inspiration for their own design object through sketching. They are inspired by the methods of artists Yi-Jing and Vincent Dassi. Old paper is pulped with water. Then the pulp is sieved and mixed with a sustainable adhesive. This creates a malleable material with which the young people create their own designs.

In the subsequent meetings at school, the young people work on the practical implementation of their design and focus on the concept.

Then, during an evaluation session, students reflect on the production process, their own design, and the connection between sustainability and design.

The project takes place weekly on May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13, and June 20, 2024.

Are you also interested in an Extended project at school? Then send an email to education@marres.org.

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Rondje Cultuur

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Maastricht bursts with culture! As part of the Rondje Cultuur (Culture Tour) program, students of the Bernard Lievegoed College in Maastricht will visit the exhibition Opaque Spirits at Marres.

In consultation with their teacher, students will visit one or more cultural institutions. On-site, they will answer a set of questions using a viewing guide that clearly outlines what visitors can do, experience, or encounter at the respective institution.

The Rondje Cultuur project is organized by Kunst uit het Vuistje.

Roundtable talk “Stichting Met je hart”

Making art accessible to the elderly, Marres’ education department is organizing another roundtable talk on May 2nd together with Stichting Met je hart.

Stichting Met je hart develops special tours, workshops, roundtable talks, and participatory activities at Marres to lower the threshold for lonely elderly individuals, people living in poverty, and asylum seekers and regularly cooperates with Marres.

Museum Week

Museum Week: from 30 March until 5 April

Do you have a Museum Card? Then you can visit museums unlimitedly throughout the whole year. During the Museum Week, you get the opportunity to lend your card to someone else. In this manner, a greater number of individuals can familiarize themselves with the unique offerings available in museums. Who will you lend your card to?

The Museum Card is also available at the reception of Marres. More information about the Museum Week can be found at museum.nl.

During the Museum Week, you can visit the unique exhibition “Opaque Spirits” by Arturo Kameya in collaboration with Claudia Martínez Garay. On view through May 26th, 2024.

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Broeklandcollege visit

Photo: Rob van Hoorn

Young people from Broeklandcollege in Hoensbroek participate in the workshop series Extended_VMBO, a 6-week program inspired by Extended’s research on new sustainable materials for fashion and design.

The aim of these lessons is to expose young people to contemporary culture and issues by engaging with them in a practical manner and developing their own ideas.

The workshop series begins with a sensory introduction to sustainable materials. Students touch, smell, and identify wool, hemp, cotton, paper pulp, and polyester. They explore the uses of the materials and the processing steps they undergo.

On May 23, they visit the exhibition Opaque Spirits by artist Arturo Kameya. During an interactive tour, students gather inspiration for their own design object through sketching. They are inspired by the methods of artists Yi-Jing and Vincent Dassi. Old paper is pulped with water. Then the pulp is sieved and mixed with a sustainable adhesive. This creates a malleable material with which the young people create their own designs.

In the subsequent meetings at school, the young people work on the practical implementation of their design and focus on the concept.

Then, during an evaluation session, students reflect on the production process, their own design, and the connection between sustainability and design.

The project takes place weekly on May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13, and June 20, 2024.

Are you also interested in an Extended project at school? Then send an email to education@marres.org.

Read more about our education program

Visit The Social Hub

The Social Hub Maastricht (formerly The Student Hotel) is a hotel where travellers, locals and students get together to learn, stay, work and play.

Together with a number of interested participants, The Social Hub visited the exhibition Opaque Spirits by Arturo Kameya.

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Visit onderzoek-ateliers

Under the name onderzoek-ateliers (research workshops), ARTWARE regularly collaborates with students from the Maastricht Institute of Arts and the Maastricht Academy of Architecture (Zuyd University of Applied Sciences). The collaboration with these students leads to educational situations that focus the research workshops on a debate beyond art.

On March 12, participants of the research workshops visited the exhibition Opaque Spirits by Arturo Kameya.

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Visit University College UCCL

Students from the University College UCCL in Leuven visit the Opaque Spirits exhibition and get educational inspiration during a workshop provided by Marres.

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Senses-Based Learning Symposium

Training the Senses: The Body Here and There
Photo: Rob van Hoorn

Senses-Based Learning will be hosting its second Symposium on April 4th in Maastricht. It will feature presentations from the Senses-Based Learning core team and its ambassadors from the School of Business and Economics, and from the Psychology and Neuroscience faculty, as well as presentations from students and colleagues involved in research on senses and practitioners.

Within the program, Marres previously invited students to the exhibition “Opaque Spirits” as part of their research on perception. Marres collaborates with Maastricht University in the Comenius project to highlight the importance of sensory training across all university faculties.

This symposium serves as a platform to delve into the fascinating realm of sensory learning, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among participants.

Senses-Based Learning aims to explore the importance of sensory learning for university students in their professional practice. Senses-Based Learning does this by developing interventions and courses in the current curriculum, faculty wide. Marres participates in developing the assignments arising from the artists’ practice, in the form of art-based research.

More information about our art education programs maastrichtuniversity.nl

Bezoek FADE studenten

FADE students visiting the Marres garden

On March 5, students from the Bachelor Fine Art and Design in Education Maastricht (FADE) visited Marres to gather inspiration.

Marres offers an education program for-and together with-schools at all learning levels. Central to these projects is the training of perception. In interactive programs at school or at Marres, pupils, schoolchildren and students discover what sensory knowledge comes from experiencing contemporary art.

Teachers can visit with classes but students can also visit independently. In addition, Marres brings projects to schools. Together with schools, Marres also develops tailor-made programs. Marres does not limit itself to art alone, but also involves other disciplines such as languages, philosophy, geography, history and chemistry.

More information about our art education programs

Art Antwerp with Friends of Marres

Artist talk by Sybren Vanoverberghe

On 16 December 2023, the Friends of the Limburg museums, including Marres, enjoyed an exclusive tour at Art Antwerp: a fair where various galleries showcase their collection of contemporary art and is the younger sibling of Art Brussels.

Thanks for the invitation Art Brussels!

Want to become a Friend of Marres? In addition to exclusive events, you’ll also be invited to previews of our exhibitions and receive year-round access to Marres with your Friends pass.

Become a Friend

Overview Art Antwerp

Field trip Rotterdam

Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam

On February 2, 2024, the Marres team visited a number of art institutions in Rotterdam.

Thank you for the warm welcome and the inspiring tours!

Tent
What is is, what it means and what I would like it to be
Justice beyond revenge. Recalling Louk Hulsman.

Kunstinstituut Melly
My Oma
Sijben Rosa: Bewaard

MaMA
Arriving Not Yet

Art Rotterdam

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Central Station Rotterdam
Tent What is is, what it means and what I would like it to be
Tent What is is, what it means and what I would like it to be
Melly My Oma
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Tent What is is, what it means and what I would like it to be
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Melly My Oma
Tent Justice beyond revenge. Recalling Louk Hulsman.
Melly
MaMA Arriving Not Yet
MaMA Arriving Not Yet
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Art Rotterdam, No Man’s Art Gallery, Alejandro Galvan
GRIMM Gallery, Arturo Kameya
Art Rotterdam, Melly

Official opening “Opaque Spirits”

Photo: Rob van Hoorn

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended the opening of the intriguing exhibition “Opaque Spirits” by Arturo Kameya on 9 March. We really enjoyed your company and enthusiastic reactions!

The exhibition is made in collaboration with Claudia Martínez Garay.

“Opaque Spirits” will be on view through May 26th, 2024. A must-see!

Date

Saturday 9 March 2024

Time

5PM

Location

Marres, House for Contemporary Culture
Capucijnenstraat 98, Maastricht, NL

All Marres openings are free, you don’t need a reservation or ticket.

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Start new Extended group

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Marres and the Jan van Eyck Academy collaborate on the education program Extended: the youth program of both institutes, where participants between the age of 14 – 21 years, work on a social art project for four months under professional guidance. At Extended, you research in a team how to make young people use or experience their senses in a different way. How can you make people hear, feel, smell, see or taste something to make them think?

Last term, the Extended group worked on a project about food and love.

A new group will start in Feb. 2024. Want to join? Send an email to anneke.haane@marres.org. After registering, you will receive an invitation to come meet Extended.

Locations: Marres, House for Contemporary Culture and the Jan van Eyck Academy.

Read more about Extended

Open Call for curators Currents 11

Currents #10: Choose Your Own Story
Currents #10: Loran van de Wier, Organic Materials
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

Open Call
Curator team Currents
1 – 14 Febr 2024

This Open Call has now closed

In 2024, Marres Maastricht and Jester in Genk (BE) jointly present the exhibition Currents 11. For this exhibition, we are looking for a team of curators (minimum two persons). Apply as a team!

Currents is a recurring group exhibition, showcasing works by recently graduated artists from art academies in Belgium, Germany, and the southern Netherlands. The exhibition will be embedded in a broader guidance trajectory in which training, networking and professionalisation are central.

With Currents, Marres, House for Contemporary Culture, acts as a platform for emerging artists and curators to contribute to an international infrastructure for talent development. Jester, house for contemporary art in Genk, also pursues this same objective. 

After 10 editions, Currents is an established platform for young artists and curators. Over the past years, 150 artists from different academies have exhibited their work, have given presentations and participated in workshops. By participating in the project, 25 promising international curators have given their careers a firm boost.

Requirements
We are looking for a curator team that:

  • enjoys working closely with young artists;
  • has a good feel for production work;
  • has a keen eye on logistics and planning;
  • has good writing skills;
  • has the time in June and July 2024 to visit all the graduation shows in the Euroregion.

An honorarium and reimbursement for travel expenses will be provided. To reduce travel and accommodation costs, candidates with a residence address in the Netherlands or Belgium are preferred.

Interested?
Please send your personal resumes and motivation letters as a team to currents@marres.org.
Subject: curators Currents 11
Deadline: February 14, 2024
Interviews will take place between February 19 and 23, 2024

Currents 11
21 september – 3 november 2024

Open on Boxing Day

Photo: Rob van Hoorn

Marres, House for Contemporary Culture is open on Boxing Day from 12 to 5 PM.

Visit the exhibition Goodbye to Love during the Christmas holidays. Kiss or hug under the mistletoe and take the polaroid home as a memento, share your stories of love and enjoy each other’s company.

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Marres Kitchen is open on Boxing Day between 12 to 5 PM and 6 to 11 PM.

To reserve a table, call +31 (0) 6 13 33 35 83

Marres Kitchen will be closed from 30 December 2023 to 8 January 2024

Happy holidays!

Hosting Queer Art Club Maastricht

Queer Art Club from Maastricht explored the ‘Goodbye to Love’ exhibition at Marres with a guided tour.

With the iconic piece ‘Goodbye to Love I – Light of Illusion’ of Korean artist Hyesoo Park in mind, they continued the visit with an origami workshop.

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Jinju Lee – Four Questions
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Hyesoo Park – Goodbye to Love I – Light of Illusion
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Jinju Lee – Black Painting Series
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Origami crane
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Jinju Lee – Black Painting Series
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James Webb – Untitled/Entitled (The heart does not ask permission)
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Hyesoo Park – Goodbye to Love I – Light of Illusion
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James Webb – I do not live in this world alone, but in a thousand worlds (Openings to ecstasy)
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Open Call performance David Maroto: ‘Not All of Me Will Die’

Publication by means of performance

On January 27 & 28, Marres, VIA ZUID, De Brakke Grond, Dansateliers and FASHIONCLASH present performance festival Rooms. A weekend in which young makers and established talents fill the rooms of Marres with theater, visual art, dance, fashion and music.

During Rooms, six people will have the chance to create their own handwritten book led by artist David Maroto. In a participatory performance, he will dictate the original, English manuscript of his work Not All of Me Will Die to a group of participants who will each write it down by hand. Thus, the ‘oral novella’, which reflects on memory, writing and the desire for posterity, will be distributed in unique handwritten copies.

The performance will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 10:00-15:00.

Would you like to participate? Send us an email with the subject ‘David Maroto’ to: reserveringen@marres.org. Please include your name and contact info. You also get free access to the rest of Rooms Saturday.

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Open Call Limburg Biënnale 2024

Open Call
19 Feb – 10 March 2024

Marres and Odapark invite everyone who feels like an artist to participate in the Limburg Biënnale, including artists not connected to Limburg. From February 19 to March 10, 2024, interested parties, young and old, established and unknown, from individual to collective, can register with a maximum of three existing artworks. This could be any type of work: painting, video, sculpture, audio, performance, etc. 

The jury and curatorial team, consisting of 18 professional artists, assesses the submissions and selects the participants without knowing the identity of the creators. Subsequently, the jury members arrange a space at Marres or Odapark with their chosen selection, also showcasing their own work. The jury includes members from both Limburg and beyond.

Read more about the Limburg Biënnale 2024

Start Extended

Photo: Rob van Hoorn

A new group of Extended will start 30 September 2023.

Extended meets every Saturday between 12:00-14:00 from September 30, 2023 through January 20, 2024 (excluding school vacations).

Locations: Marres, House for Contemporary Culture and the Jan van Eyck Academy.

More info about Extended

Opening Goodbye to Love

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With love, Marres would like to invite you to the festive opening of the exhibition Goodbye to Love: Conversation of all those whose lips are sealed.

Date

Saturday 30 September

Time

5PM

Location

Marres, Capucijnenstraat 98, Maastricht

Featuring works by Hyesoo Park, Jinju Lee and James Webb, the exhibition Goodbye to Love addresses the ways in which we have become lost in our worlds, drifting with our memories, searching for anchors, dealing with loneliness and aching for comfort.

We hope to welcome you then!

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Plantiarchy Finissage/Pick-up day

Are you part of Plantiarchy because you collaborated on this fairytale exhibition? On Sunday, September 3, at the finissage, you as a creator, can come and pick up your plant, flower or branch between 03:00 & 04:00PM.

Between 04:00 & 05:00PM the paper forest will be further dismantled and everyone can take a piece of Plantiarchy home with them.

🌱 Plantiarchy finissage
Sunday, September 3
Makers: 03:00-04:00PM
Interested parties: 04:00-05:00PM

Plantiarchy is still on view through September 3, don’t miss this wondrous exhibition!

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

Festival Maas! – Feel the love!

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Share your stories about love and be part of the special exhibition Goodbye to Love: Conversation of all those whose lips are sealed (1 Oct 2023 – 7 Jan 2024).

During Festival Maas! on Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September, 2023, you can hand in items at Marres that will be on display in the love archive ‘Memorabilia of a Broken Heart’ by Korean artist Hyesoo Park. That one album that always makes you cry, your ex’s toothbrush, or a sweet note you’ve always kept. They will be registered so you can get your memorabilia back later.

Also find Marres at Bassin Beach!

Be surprised by our upcoming exhibitions, workshops and events and get to know Extended: the youth department of Marres and the Jan van Eyck Academy.

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Overview Festival Maas!

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Special Plantiarchy tour & workshop

Plantiarchy

Special Plantiarchy tour & workshop 

On Friday, July 14 at 02:00PM members of Sunflower Soup will give a tour and workshop at Marres.

Learn more about the story and special creation of Plantiarchy and then make a plant or flower out of paper pulp in the studio room.

Help grow the Plantiarchy and stop by!

If you have an entrance ticket to Plantiarchy, you’re welcome to join the tour and workshop. Children under 18 are free. 

Floriography

Photo: Sanne Vaassen

Can we speak in flowers?*

During the workshop at Marres participants are invited to create flower arrangements and discover the secret language of the flowers by using a ‘Flower Dictionary’ to translate the flowers into words.

The workshop will focus on the ‘secret language of flowers’; Floriography. The use of this language was customary amongst a certain class of Victorians to present gifts consisting of flowers and plants arranged into bouquets to convey a coded message. Upon receiving one of these ‘Nosegay’ one could reference a Victorian society flower dictionary to de-code the message. Within these dictionaries, the language of the flowers is described in detail. Small conversations were exchanged with speaking bouquets.

Thank you for your interest in our workshop. At this time, all available seats are already taken.

*title of the workshop is a poem by Nayyirah Waheed

Photo: Sanne Vaassen

Sanne Vaassen

Sanne Vaassen is interested in how flowers have been used as carriers of messages for cultures, religions and nations. She investigates how these symbols have been developed, interpreted, taken over or adapted and forgotten.