Marres Currents #2: Rumour has it
Curators: Hélène Webers and Mels Evers
Marres Currents #2: Rumour Has It is the second episode of the annual exhibition series titled Marres Currents. With this series, Marres presents recent graduates from art academies in the Southern Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. While offering emerging artists and curators a platform, Marres also aims to build an international infrastructure for talent development.
Rumour Has It presents a selection of contemporary art practice, featuring the work of inspired, young artists from the regions around Maastricht. It is an impressive selection, with works by nineteen emerging artists, who, after their time at the academy, are now exhibiting their work to a wider public. These are statements, each with its own execution and themes, which challenge the audience to view the work not as an irrefutable end product, but as a layered means of expression. In relation to current tendencies in contemporary art, the selected artists’ work is both surprising and convincing. They’ve taken flight from the art academies, with their sights firmly set on crossingborders. Now their work is seeing the light of day, it represents a contemporary current within the visual arts.
Rumour Has It is a proposition for searching and finding, both for the artists and the visitor. Amidst environments brimming with stories, shapes, colours, and performances, both can meet somewhere in the middle.
R’m Aharoni, Laura van Biervliet, Oliver Blumek, Polien Boons, Jerome Daly, Lydia Debeer, Thorben Eggers, Carolin Eidner, Timo van Grinsven, Hanne Haesevoets, Tom Hallet, Evelien Mattheij, Tessa van der Meeren, Mike Moonen, Griet Moors, Vincent Vreeke, Moritz Wegwerth, Simon Weins and Arnold Wittenberg.
Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Ghent, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, MAD-Faculty Hasselt & Genk, AKV|St.Joost Den Bosch & Breda, Sint-Lucas Antwerp, Sint-Lukas Brussels, Sint-Lucas Ghent.
Hélène Webers (1987) graduated in Museology at the Reinwardt Academy and Art History at the University of Amsterdam. She is involved in artists’ collective SERVICEGARAGE in Amsterdam. She also works as an independent curator. Before, she was assistant curator at SMART Project Space in Amsterdam.
Mels Evers (1987) graduated as a museum curator at the University of Amsterdam and specialized in performance art. He conducted research for the performance program of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and worked as a guest curator for various galleries. He is now program associate for the Friday Evenings of the Van Gogh Museum.
MEET THE ARTIST
January 4, 2015
Tom Hallet & Polien Boons
February 1, 2015
February 8, 2015
Vincent Vreeke and Griet Moors
February 12, 2015
Currents #2 | The Curators
Currents #2 | Griet Moors Laura van Biervliet Timo van Grinsven
Currents #2 | Jerome Daly
Currents #2 | Polien Boons Simon Weins Caroline Eidner
Currents #2 | R’m Aharoni
Currents #2 | Thorben Eggers Tom Hallet Oliver Blumek Lydia Debeer
Currents #2 | Vincent Vreeke Evelien Mattheij Hanne Haesevoets Mike Moonen