Marres launched a crowdfunding campaign together with the emerging artist Levi van Veluw to support his spectacular artinstallation The Relativity Of Matter due this fall. During these six weeks art lovers are invited to participate in our shared ambition to achieve something outstanding. The Voordekunst webpage is in Dutch.

Prominent artwork to premiere at Marres

Visual artist Levi van Veluw, public favourite of the Volkskrant Fine Art Prize, creates a spectacular artwork at Marres, where he literally builds a house inside a house. Levi turns Marres into a surreal landscape, a site where all the visitor’s senses will be stimulated. Viewers wander through dark rooms and corridors where impressive images appear. Aside from the great boost this large and ambitious work represents for the artist’s oeuvre, as well as his career, it also gives Maastricht a unique opportunity to present a high-quality work of art as an interactive attraction for a wide audience. Despite the large scale of the work, it cannot accommodate many visitors at once. Join the crowd funding and make sure to reserve a place in this not-to-miss exhibition!

The realisation of this impressive installation will require an enormous amount of labour and material. The installation comprises nine rooms with a surface area of 350 square meters, and will be constructed out of 5,000 thousand kilos of wood, over 200 large partitions, hundreds of shelves, tens of thousands of balls, thousands of geometric shapes, 150 kilos of paint and 100 litres of resin. To make this realisation possible, we are looking to raise 25,000 euro through crowd funding. This budget will allow Levi to realise all the rooms at Marres and fully complete the installation.

We hope that anyone who is excited to see this work and who is supportive of Marres will help to make the realisation of this artwork possible. In return we offer an exclusive evening at Marres or a VIP meeting with Levi during the preparation of the work. A donation of as little as 50 euros gives participants a chance of winning one of Levi’s artworks, an edition of a drawing. All contributions, large and small, are greatly appreciated. Help us to reach the target amount so that this exciting work can be realised.

Levi van Veluw

Levi van Veluw was born in 1985 in Hoevelaken and studied at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem. Since graduating in 2007, Levi has engaged with all kinds of media: photography, video, sculpture, installation and drawing. He has a number of nominations and awards to his name. This new work at Marres marks for him the beginning of a major international career.


Marres is a gem in the world of contemporary art. The house offers an innovative program of exhibitions and events, a delightful restaurant and a beautiful large courtyard in the heart of Maastricht. Marres’ exhibitions and activities are dedicated to the senses. The house brings together artists, dancers, musicians, chefs and designers in an on-going investigation of how our body reacts to specific stimuli and environments.

See the work

The exhibition opens to the public on October 4, 2015 at Marres Capucijnenstraat 98 Maastricht. The installation allows a limited number of visitors at the same time, you have to reserve a timeslot. From September 1, 2015 we open the booking system.


This donation button brings you to paypall and is specially for donations from abroad. Within the Netherlands you can donate directly at the Voordekunst webpage, or you can donate through pin (Maestro) or cash at the reception of Marres, or at Marres Kitchen, or fill in a debit authorization form. Would you like to receive an invoice? Send an E-mail to Kristel Casander Voordekunst has an ANBI status, meaning gifts are tax deductable in the Netherlands.

This is what we offer in return for a donation:

15 euros or more

Thank you very much! We will be glad to welcome you at the opening on Saturday 3 October between 12:00 and 15:00 hrs. (Please note that this donation is not an entry ticket.)

30 euros or more

Entrance ticket to visit the work in Marres and priority reservation service.

50 euros or more

Receive a lottery ticket for a chance to win a drawing by Levi (limited edition)! And enjoy priority reservation service when booking your visit to the work in Marres.

100 euros or more

Admission for two and an exclusive drink at Marres with an explanatory tour of the work on Saturday 14 November. Admission is free on that day.

250 euros or more

Two Friendship cards, granting one year free admission to all the exhibitions and events at Marres; also allows free access to Levi’s work for 4 of your invitees.

500 euros or more

Meet the artist: two tickets for an exclusive meeting with Levi in his studio or during the build-up at Marres. Plus free entry to the exhibition.

1000 or more

VIP drinks, dinner and an overnight stay for two people at the VIP opening on Saturday 3 October and a unique signed fragment of the installation.

5000 or more

Exclusive after-hour visit to the exhibition for a party of up to 8 people with a dinner at Marres Kitchen. Included is a mention on the list of thanks.

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