Marres Currents #4: Running Time is the fourth episode of the annual exhibition series titled Marres Currents. With this series, Marres presents recent graduates from art academies in the Southern Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. While offering emerging artists and curators a platform, Marres also aims to build an international infrastructure for talent development.
Artist(s) Caroline Bosc, Tim Bruggeman, Ralph Collier, Nathalie De Corte, Ties van Dijk, Kiki Goossen, Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann, Tessa Groenewoud, Romee van Oers, Camille Picquot, Allan Rand, Miriam Sentler, Puck Vonk, Reinier Vrancken, Thomas Wachholz
Venue Marres, House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht
Photography Gert Jan van Rooij
Curated by Barbara Cueto and Bas Hendrikx, “Running Time” refers to the spare time in which a thought can solidify into a valuable idea and where a gut-feeling or an afterimage can be the start of a creative process. In analogy to cinema, where running time indicates the full length of a film, this exhibition offers that indispensable time to a group of artists interested in storytelling, myth, fact and fiction. Marres Currents #4: Running Time acts as a scenario to be expanded with the stories of the artists.
Running Time entails a wide range of possibilities and methods for the artwork. From very different angles, the artists explore the creative, experiential and narrative qualities of their work. Nathalie De Corte, Romee van Oers and Thomas Wachholz uncover underlying structures in the rhythm of everyday situations. Connections between music, movies, and pop culture become apparent in the works of Reinier Vrancken and Ralph Collier, while Allan Rand works with visual properties such as mise-en-scene. Caroline Bosc, Puck Vonk and Ties van Dijk present a more durational and performative approach. The immersive nature of myths and storytelling lies at the core of the work of Miriam Sentler, Kiki Goossen, Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann, and Camille Picquot, while the post-production of archives and databases supplies the sources and tools for Tim Bruggeman and Tessa Groenewoud.
Participating academies: Académie des Beaux-Art Liège, AKV|St. Joost Breda, AKV|St. Joost Den Bosch, La Cambre Brussels, KASK Antwerp, KASK Ghent, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, PXL-MAD Hasselt, MAFAD Maastricht, Sint Lucas Antwerp.