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.
People with synesthesia experience the ordinary world in extraordinary ways. To some, each letter has its own distinct color; to others, images are directly related to taste, the sequence of numbers glide through space, or music is an animated spectacle. Scientists are struggling to find a good explanation for this mixing of the senses. This explanation may help for instance to discover in exploring ways in which blind people can be made to see again by using their other senses? In his research, Jamie Ward explores the workings of the synaesthetical mind and brain. Christine Söffing collects observations about synaesthesia and uses her own color-hearing-synesthesia and her color-scent synaesthesia for her work in experimental music and sound- and scent-installations.