21 Sep 2024 — 03 Nov 2024

Currents 11

Currents 10: Luca Tichelman, This is us
Photo: Rob van Hoorn

In 2024, Marres Maastricht and Jester in Genk (BE) jointly present the exhibition Currents 11. A young team will curate the exhibition, showcasing work by recently graduated artists from academies in Belgium, North Rhine-Westphalia and the southern Netherlands.

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. 

The exhibition will be embedded in a broader guidance trajectory in which training, networking and professionalisation are central. 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.

Currents 10: Luna Mahoux, 2 strong for 2 long
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

Introducing the curators for Currents 11

Marres (Maastricht, NL) and Jester (Genk, BE) have chosen Harriet Middleton Baker, Michał Grzegorzek, Nadim Choufi and Lucas Odahara as the curatorial team for the group exhibition Currents 11

Coming from different cities – Berlin, London, Beirut, and Warsaw – and working in different fields, the members of this year’s curatorial team met at the Jan van Eyck Academy. Lucas Odahara (left), Harriet Middleton Baker (center left) and Nadim Choufi (center right) are visual artists. Their artistic practices show a common research interest in historical power structures and alternative futures. Writer and curator Michał Grzegorzek (right) focuses on queer theory in the visual and performative arts.

The curator team was selected through an open call.

From left to right: Harriet Middleton Baker, Michał Grzegorzek, Nadim Choufi en Lucas Odahara.
Photo: Ugo Woatzi

Opening Currents 11

With great pleasure, Jester and Marres would like you to invite to the 11th edition of Currents.


Saturday, 21 September 2024

Location & time

Capucijnenstraat 98, Maastricht

Opening Currents 10, photo: Rob van Hoorn


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