Image: Rob van Hoorn
In The Invisible Collection art-lovers describe their favorite works of art. Originally created by Mediamatic Amsterdam, the project aimed 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, in which we started to collect stories about art (broadly defined) by non-art experts. We also launched a project with elementary school students that described their favorite works of art. The initiative was nominated for the Dutch Museum Education Prize 2019. For the next phase, Marres has assembled a diverse team of interviewers who will collect more stories in the context of the participation project ‘culture makers’. Marres collaborates in this context with a series of new partners: Kumulus, Bartimeus and WORM. More information about this phase of the project will soon follow on this page.
The Invisible Collection in our icecellar
During the summer holiday you can hear a number of stories from our Invisible Collection in the back of our garden. We set up a a listening room in the ice cellar building where you can take your time and listen to the stories in the dark.
4th Floor To Mildness, Pipilotti Rist 2018, by Romy
Flower construction #46, Anne ten Donkelaar, by Anna & Bastian
1984, George Orwell 1949, by Claire
Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer, Caspar David Friedrich circa 1817, by Janice
Body Worlds by Talisha
Unknown artwork by Thathagat
Pillow Thoughts, Courtney Peppernell 2017, by Lotte
My Mothers Shawl, by Anahita
Marres Postcard, by Aye Myo Sat
The Water Lilies – The Clouds, Claude Monet, 1922, by Lily