Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and listen to art stories of The Invisible Collection in the beautiful garden of Marres in Maastricht. Go through the gate of Marres at the Capucijnenstraat. Cross the terrace of Marres Kitchen and enter the hidden garden via the stone steps. Take a seat on one of the wooden benches, scan the QR code with your phone and listen to stories about artworks from all over the world.
Imagine yourself in the South of France with the story of sommelier and columnist Niek Beute. He will take you to Arles, where Van Gogh painted under the blistering French sun. Or listen to actor Bert Hana, who describes his vacation in Paris when he encountered the famous Mona Lisa at the Louvre.
ABOUT THE INVISIBLE COLLECTION
The Invisible Collection is an art collection of stories in which people talk about their favorite work of art. Mediamatic Amsterdam originally created the project in 2018 to help the visually impaired to imagine works of art based on audio descriptions by art experts.
In 2019, Marres developed a new version of The Invisible Collection that opened up to stories beyond those of experts and with a broadened definition of art. Since then, Marres harvested over 75 stories from people of all ages and backgrounds who share their art experiences in audio. Anyone can listen to the stories of The Invisible Collection on this page, regardless of your level of art knowledge.
The city garden is freely accessible, you will find the entrance at Capucijnenstraat 98 in Maastricht.