Marres Currents #4: Running Time is a group-exhibition with artists who recently graduated in Belgium, the Ruhrgebiet in Germany, and the south of the Netherlands. The title Running Time refers to the moment before an idea solidifies – the occasion that ignites the creative process. In current times of information overload, creative time is scarce. Yet it is this spare time in which a thought becomes a valuable idea, where a gut-feel or an afterimage triggers our attention. Running time is needed for the mind to associate freely, to let latent ideas surface.

Similar to cinema, where running time indicates the full length of a film, this exhibition offers indispensable time to a generation of artists who are interested in storytelling, myth, fact and fiction. They share an interest in unravelling stories, whether true or fictionalised, and their work refer to narrativity, and cinematic time. The exhibition plays with the cycles of knowing and becoming, and Marres Currents #4: Running Time acts as a framework for their stories to be continued.



Barbara Cueto (ES) is curator of Vesselroom Project in Berlin. Before that, she worked as a curatorial fellow of Bétonsalon in Paris and guest curator at Mönchengladbach Open House. Bas Hendrikx (NL) is associate curator at P//////AKT. His forthcoming projects include The Queer Series for Framer Framed and Skulptur Bredelar (DE). He has previously worked for Galeria Plan B in Berlin, and Hotel Maria Kapel in Hoorn. Cueto and Hendrikx worked before as a team for the project Your Time Is Not My Time at De Appel arts centre Amsterdam and the Impakt Festival 2016 in Utrecht (NL).

Participating artists

Caroline Bosc (La Cambre, Brussel), Tim Bruggeman (KASK Gent), Ralph Collier (Sint Lucas Antwerpen), Nathalie De Corte (Académie des Beaux-Arts Liège), Ties van Dijk (MAFAD Maastricht), Kiki Goossen (MAD-faculty Hasselt), Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann (KHM, Keulen), Tessa Groenewoud (KASK Gent), Romee van Oers (AKV St. Joost Breda), Camille Picquot (KASK Gent), Allan Rand (Kunstakademie Düsseldorf), Miriam Sentler (MAFAD Maastricht), Puck Vonk (Sint Lucas Antwerpen), Reinier Vrancken (AKV St. Joost Den Bosch), Thomas Wachholz (Kunstakademie Düsseldorf).

Marres Currents

Marres Currents has acquired an important position as platform for young artists and curators. The first three editions featured works, meetings, and presentations of more than 75 artists from 12 academies. Thus Marres realizes its ambition to create a budding international network for young artists, curators and academies.

Marres, House for Contemporary Culture, receives ongoing support from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Limburg provincial authority and the Maastricht municipal authority.