“Sphinx (inside-out)” pays homage to the history of the Sphinx Heritage and the city of Maastricht itself. The photographic portraits represents 184 workers of Sphinx, from the former employees of the ceramic factory, to the photographic the squatters that occupied the buildings after the factory’s closure, and the people that currently work in the new, redeveloped complex. Sphinx Inside/Out portraits not just individuals, but the history of Sphinx district and it aimed to reflect on the history of Maastricht.
The project had been developed to celebrate and highlight Maastricht’s industrial heritage, embedded in the Sphinx area. By giving a visual identity to a pivotal historical concrete building of the city, the project is dedicated to all the inhabitants of the city: past and future generations.
The portrait were taken by the artist Christine Munz and Sphinx Inside/Out is part of a global art project by artist and activist JR. The portraits were hanged on left-over walls of Sphinx factory and exposed during the Summer 2019.
Throughout this project, we aimed to collect and treasure the memories of people who worked, lived and still work at Sphinx, and to pass it on through a publication, to a new generation of Maastricht Inhabitants.
The project ran from June until the 31st of August 2019.
SPHINX INSIDE/OUT BOOK
Thanks to Sphinx (Inside-Out) project, in 2019 The Artist and The Others has officially become an independent publisher and, through a successful crowdfunding campaign, we released the book “Sphinx Inside/Out” with the contribution of many of our supporters.
The book is a collection of the photographic portraits, conversations with the artist and contributions from the workers of the Sphinx quarter who participated in the project.
For more information and purchase, you can visit our “Book” section: https://theartistandtheothers.nl/books/
This project has been realized thanks to the financial support of :
Sphinx Foundation, Municipality of Maastricht, Elisabeth Strouven Foundation, Code 043, Stichting Edmond Hustinx, The Student Hotel Maastricht.