Marres Currents #4: Running Time
Curators: Barbara Cueto and Bas Hendrikx
Similar to cinema, where running time indicates the full length of a film, this exhibition offers indispensable time to a generation of artists who are interested in storytelling, myth, fact and fiction. The participating artists share an interest in unravelling stories, whether true or fictionalised, and their work refer to narrativity, and cinematic time. The exhibition plays with the cycles of knowing and becoming, and Marres Currents #4: Running Time acts as a framework for their stories to be continued.
Running Time refers to the moment before an idea solidifies – the occasion that ignites the creative process. In current times of information overload, creative time is scarce. Yet it is this spare time in which a thought becomes a valuable idea, where a gut-feel or an afterimage triggers our attention. Running time is needed for the mind to associate freely, to let latent ideas surface.
Marres Currents #4: Running Time was a group-exhibition with artists who recently graduated in Belgium, the Ruhrgebiet in Germany, and the south of the Netherlands.
Caroline Bosc (La Cambre, Brussels), Tim Bruggeman (KASK Ghent), Ralph Collier (Sint Lucas Antwerp), Nathalie De Corte (Académie des Beaux-Arts Liège), Ties van Dijk (MAFAD Maastricht), Kiki Goossen (MAD-faculty Hasselt), Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann (KHM, Cologne), Tessa Groenewoud (KASK Ghent), Romee van Oers (AKV St. Joost Breda), Camille Picquot (KASK Gent), Allan Rand (Kunstakademie Düsseldorf), Miriam Sentler (MAFAD Maastricht), Puck Vonk (Sint Lucas Antwerp), Reinier Vrancken (AKV St. Joost Den Bosch), Thomas Wachholz (Kunstakademie Düsseldorf).
Barbara Cueto (ES) is curator of Vesselroom Project in Berlin. Before that, she worked as a curatorial fellow of Bétonsalon in Paris and guest curator at Mönchengladbach Open House. Bas Hendrikx (NL) is associate curator at P//////AKT. His forthcoming projects include The Queer Series for Framer Framed and Skulptur Bredelar (DE). He has previously worked for Galeria Plan B in Berlin, and Hotel Maria Kapel in Hoorn. Cueto and Hendrikx worked before as a team for the project Your Time Is Not My Time at De Appel arts centre Amsterdam and the Impakt Festival 2016 in Utrecht (NL).
During the opening, special evenings and the finissage of the exhibition participating artists did a number of performances. The film Oceans Hill Drive by Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann was also screened. A recording was made of Puck Vonk’s performance The Neologism of the Female Voice. La Loba, a performance installation by Caroline Bosc was performed once in Marres. During the events Thomas Wachholz and Nathalie de Corte performed as well.
Videos participating artists
Marres Currents #4 | Camille Picquot14 Dec 2016
Marres Currents #4 | Kiki Goossen14 Dec 2016
Marres Currents #4 | Miriam Sentler14 Dec 2016
Marres Currents #4 | Nathalie de Corte14 Dec 2016
Marres Currents #4 | Puck Vonk14 Dec 2016
Marres Currents #4 | Ralph Collier14 Dec 2016
Marres Currents #4 | Reinier Vrancken14 Dec 2016
Marres Currents #4 | Romee van Oers14 Dec 2016
Marres Currents #4 | Tessa Groenewoud14 Dec 2016
Marres Currents #4 | Thomas Wachholz14 Dec 2016
Marres Currents #4 | Ties van Dijk14 Dec 2016
Marres Currents #4 | Tim Bruggeman14 Dec 2016