Marres Currents #2: Rumour Has It is the second 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.

Mike Moonen, detail doubledouble, 2014

Rumour Has It presents a selection of contemporary art practice, featuring the work of inspired, young artists from the regions around Maastricht. It is an impressive selection, with works by nineteen emerging artists, who, after their time at the academy, are now exhibiting their work to a wider public. These are statements, each with its own execution and themes, which challenge the audience to view the work not as an irrefutable end product, but as a layered means of expression. In relation to current tendencies in contemporary art, the selected artists’ work is both surprising and convincing. They’ve taken flight from the art academies, with their sights firmly set on crossingborders. Now their work is seeing the light of day, it represents a contemporary current within the visual arts.

Rumour Has It is a proposition for searching and finding, both for the artists and the visitor. Amidst environments brimming with stories, shapes, colours, and performances, both can meet somewhere in the middle.

Timo van Grinsven


Hélène Webers and Mels Evers.


R’m Aharoni, Laura van Biervliet, Oliver Blumek, Polien Boons, Jerome Daly, Lydia Debeer, Thorben Eggers, Carolin Eidner, Timo van Grinsven, Hanne Haesevoets, Tom Hallet, Evelien Mattheij, Tessa van der Meeren, Mike Moonen, Griet Moors, Vincent Vreeke, Moritz Wegwerth, Simon Weins and Arnold Wittenberg.

Participating academies:

Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Gent, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, MAD-Faculty Hasselt & Genk, AKV|St.Joost Den Bosch & Breda, Sint-Lucas Antwerpen, Sint-Lukas Brussel, Sint-Lucas Gent.

Griet Moors


January 4, 2015
Tom Hallet & Polien Boons
2–3 pm

February 1, 2015
Mike Moonen
2–4 pm

February 8, 2015
Vincent Vreeke and Griet Moors
2–3 pm

February 12, 2015
5 pm

Want to know more about Rumour Has It? Listen to curators and artists about the exhibition: