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Finissage: ‘Something is not quite right’

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Something is not quite right’
9 – 31 July 2022
Finissage: 31st of July 2022, 10:00 am -1.00 pm at De Meldkamer.

We are happy to Invite you to the finissage of ‘Something is not quite right’, by guest curator Ana Sous, at De Meldkamer (Capucijnenstraat 21, Maastricht).
Join us, the artists and the curator, on Sunday the 31st of July 2022, from 10am – 1 pm.

This moment marks the end of the exhibition, but it also represents the closure of the series of exhibitions ‘Art Through the Window’, which took place at De Meldkamer this year.

Drawing connections between global situations, politics, and personal experiences, how can we question our reality, and be open to different ways of perceiving the world?

This exhibition circles around the sensation that what we perceive as true ‘is never quite right’. There are infinite ways of understanding reality. According to curator Ana Sous, we may or may not be aware of this, but each truth is as valid as our own experience.

It features the work of Amber Lalieu, Flora Lemmens, Marie-Claire Krell & Joep Caenen – who especially created a ‘hut’, a setting built in-situ with which visitors will be able to interact directly.

In their artistic practice, the artists explore different ways in which we can perceive the world, reflecting this perspective in their work. The aim is to invite visitors to wonder, question and consider different understandings, recognising the limits of perception.

In Europe, many teenagers and young adults have grown up with the feeling that they have always been threatened by something. However, this threat has always been difficult to grasp. Climate change, the limits of economic growth, unemployment and oversea wars are undeniable factors, but these aspects have always been seen as somewhat detached from our daily lives.

“(…) sudden acts of terror have burst into our consciousness with the global pandemic, the emerging far-right movement, and the war in Ukraine. The lingering terror laying in front of us hit us hard. The illusionary sense of peace collapsed, and the sense of unease felt by many over the past years manifested itself through concrete and inescapable events.

Greta Thunberg said “I want you to panic” three years ago. Maybe let’s try to look and question first.” – Curator Ana Sous.

Cheer with us, at the end of another successful project & meet the artists behind the beautiful works which are on display!

ABOUT THE PROJECT

‘Something is not quite right’ is the third of the exhibition series ‘Art through the window’, initiated by the Artist and the Others. The aim is to provide a space for emerging talents working in the city of Maastricht, while promoting the creation of fair art practices within the artistic field.
The project gives more visibility to artists from Maastricht and creates connections to curators in the Euregio. By strengthening the professional relationship with artists, professionals, initiatives and institutions, we enhance artistic cooperation between different cities of the Euregio. The project is supported by the Municipality of Maastricht.

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Ana Sous is an independent artist, curator and art historian. She is intrigued by the hidden, twisted, and sometimes dark times in our every-day life. She believes that these moments help understand the dynamics of our postmodern societies. In experimental art practices and in collaborations with other artists, she studies the interplay between art and the world. These include the participatory social installations that have been actively involved in community-building processes in Aachen since 2015. By engaging in different cultural projects in the Euregio, Ana works to build a strong, yet flexible network of artists of any kind.

Details

Date:
July 31
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Venue

de Meldkamer
Capucijnenstraat 21,
Maastricht, 6211 RN
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