The Great Indoors Award 2011 is going public on Saturday 5 November 2011, when we organize several activities in Maastricht.
- That day the DESIGN ROUTE will connect the venues Marres, centre for contemporary culture, NAiM/ Bureau Europa and De Timmerfabriek with the 5 temporary interiors designed by students from the EU-Region.
- STEALTH.unlimited will give a LUNCH LECTURE on Vacancy as Potential at NAiM/ Bureau Europa at 12:00 hrs (free admission).
- Maurice Mentjes, world reknowed interior designer from Holtum will take you on a GUIDED TOUR around the Design Route at 14:00 hrs (free admission).
- And Marres and NAiM/ Bureau Europa have free admission that day. The Timmerfabriek will have a special admission price of 5 EUR on the 5th of November.
The Timmerfabriek is the former crate factory of the ceramics factory Sphinx. It was built in 1905 and has been on the list of national monuments since 1996. The Timmerfabriek is located next to the harbor 't Bassin, within the Belvédère area. The building will be renovated over the next years, to become the beating cultural heart of Belvédère.
Out of Storage is an exhibition that is organized in The Timmerfabriek. The exhibition consists of hundreds of artworks from the collection of FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais. Some of them are on display during the whole exhibition period, some works of art are being replaced by others in the course of time.
Out of Storage offers a glimpse of the dynamics within a collecting art institute and reveals functions that usually take place behind closed doors.
The visitor can take several routes through the exhibition, allowing him to share the view of diverse experts in order to gain insight into the various functions of FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, such as restoration, education, research and presentation.
Address: Boschstraat 7-9
Opening Hours: 11:00-17:00 hrs
Admission: 10 EUR (but on Saturday 5 November there is a special one-day only rate: 5 EUR)
The exhibition entitled RE-Action! is the result of a collaboration between NAiM/Bureau Europa and REcentre and showed several (citizens’) initiatives that connected sustainability to social innovation.
RE-Action! is transformed into two new projects which will further examine and develop themes like sustainability and social participation, entitled Common Grounds.
Common Grounds consist of two projects which will unfold over the coming months. First of all, NAiM/Bureau Europa will present an exhibition which will encompass various bottom-up initiatives which concentrate on the reuse of vacant lots. Both the historical background of these grassroots initiatives wit current ground politics will be analyzed. Furthermore, a symposium will be organized in the beginning of 2012, questioning which lessons could be learned from the complex practice of social participatory projects and temporal use
Secondly, the project ‘Landscape in Perspective’, REcentre and NAiM/Bureau Europa will further investigate these issues in realizing a temporary park on the Maastricht Sphinx premises. This park will address issues of vacancy and temporal use but also offers an opportunity to question the role and performance of the public park in contemporary society.
Installation: Maurer United Architects
Graphic design: Experimental Jetset
Address: Avenue Céramique 226
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun, 11:00-17:00 hrs
Admission: 5 EUR/ Students 3 EUR/ MJK free (Admission FREE on Saturday 5 November 2011)
Marres, centre for contemporary culture presents within its long-term program covering the avant-garde, Specters of the Nineties.
The artistic practices of the 1990s have often been referred to as ‘social art’ and subsequently their value has been measured in social rather than artistic terms. Instead, Specters of the Nineties unfolds how the technological developments of the time have marked the production and dispersion of art, the notion of access and audience, the issue of authorship, and ultimately, the nature of artistic work and the aesthetics of the artefact itself. The artistic practices of the 1990s persistently seek to redefine the utilitarian relations of art in a new economic reality, which is why it could be argued that they truly are a part of a ‘classic’ avant-garde project.
What is the legacy of the artistic practices of the 1990s? Are they still haunting today’s art practices? Or have they, as a ‘social project’, dissolved in our social reality altogether?
The exhibition consists of an anthology of artistic practices and works, including sculpture, installation, painting, photography and video. A new essay by Hans-Christian Dany is published in conjunction with the exhibition.
Curators: Lisette Smits and Matthieu Laurette
Artists: Art Club 2000, Sadie Benning, Bernadette Corporation, Plamen Dejanov & Swetlana Heger, Jeremy Deller, Stephan Dillemuth and Hans-Christian Dany, Maria Eichhorn, Annika Eriksson, Andrea Fraser, Rainer Ganahl, Renée Green, Jens Haaning, Pierre Huyghe, Karen Kilimnik, Ben Kinmont, Job Koelewijn, Renée Kool, Aleksandra Mir, Regina Müller, N55, Marylène Negro-Klaus Scherübel, Laurie Parsons, Asier Pérez, Dan Peterman, Hinrich Sachs, Joe Scanlan, Tilo Schulz, Superflex, Apolonija Sustersic, Barbara Visser, Carey Young.
Address: Capucijnenstraat 98
Opening Hours: Wed- Sun, 12:00-17:00 hrs
Admission: 5 EUR/ Students 3 EUR/ MJK free (Admission FREE on Satruday 5 November)