OpenTuesday → Sunday 12:00h → 17:00h
EntreeAdults → € 10,-
Students and 65+ years → € 5,-
Younger than 18, ICOM, Dutch Museumcard → free admission
Marres is a house for contemporary culture in Maastricht. Marres initiates and shows a variety of contemporary artistic practices with a strong emphasis on the senses. It works with visual artists, perfume makers, composers, herbalists, memory experts and cooks. In Marres, artists sing the landscape, draw taste, let us feel music, and touch our minds. In addition to exhibition spaces, Marres oﬀers its visitors also a restaurant (Marres Kitchen) and a beautiful garden.
In the spring of 2017, Marres will present a spectacular mural about Europe. To create this mural, sixteen national and international artists will paint all galleries and corridors, the stairwell, floors and ceilings of the venue. More info here.
Painting is such an obvious visual phenomenon that we rarely experience it as a call to sensory action. Instead of acting upon them, we read and try to understand paintings. We contemplate their themes and meanings. We discuss expression, gesture, emotion, and even the rules of representation. We don’t smell the paint, touch or lick it. We don’t allow our bodies to follow the brushstrokes. We rarely lie down and find new perspectives. We don’t imitate figures or animals in paintings. Paintings are thus radically emancipated from bodily movement or broad sensory perception. Why is that? Many will say that the body is not needed in the appreciation of painting. Today we are going to explore the opposite.