Crowds of people take a yearly vacation to relax, go on an adventure, party, and get a breath of fresh air. Way past a sunny day at the beach, the modern leisure industry offers space tours, Tinder trips, mindfulness cruises and ecology flights. Some vacationers take a short break from a stressful job. Incidentally, they reorganize their lives forever. Most return with fresh resolve to continue their daily life. Vacation has thus become an intricate part of our working routine and is characterized by the same desire for stability, physical comfort, and a lack of surprises.

Marres Tourist Office offers new stimuli to the tourist. It offers spiritualism to the needy, friendship to the lonely souls, and a reboot to counter boredom and fatigue. The Tourist Office will feature a walk through Maastricht with an audio guide by Frank Koolen, a picknick in the backyard with blankets designed by Kim van Norren and Mike Moonen. You can also build your own castle with LEGO® stones in the work of Krijn de Koning. During the weekends you can enjoy a full programme consisting of lectures by Hans Aarsman, performances by and with Wiel Kusters, a sensory meeting with the work of Doina Kraal and live radio shows by Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee radio or relax during a dj-set by Mike Moonen.

An exhibition with Hans Aarsman, Maarten Bel, Teresa Cos, Roger Cremers, Anna Frijstein and Nicola Godman, Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee radio, Krijn de Koning, Frank Koolen i.c.w. Dier In Bedrijf, Doina Kraal, Wiel Kusters, Mike Moonen, Claudia Sola, Derk Thijs and Anneke Walvoort. Marres Tourist Office is composed by Yvonne Grootenboer.

listen to Marres Radio and Marres Soundcloud

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.

Weekend program

During the weekends Marres has an extensive program with performances:

Saturday 13 August

13:00 – 14:00 Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee Radio (NL)

14:00 – 15:00 Hans Aarsman

15:00 – 16:00 Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee Radio (NL)

16:00 – 17:00 Hans Aarsman

Sunday 14 August

13:00 – 14:00 Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee Radio (EN)

14:00 – 15:00 Hans Aarsman

15:00 – 16:00 DJ-Set door Mike Moonen & Simone Schuffelen

Saturday 20 August

13.00 – 14.00 Wiel Kusters

14.30 – 15.30 Joost Prinsen

16.00 – 17.00 Anneke Brassinga

Sunday 21 August

13.00 – 14.00 Joost Prinsen

14.30 – 15.30 Ben van Melick

16.00 – 17.00 Wiel Kusters

Saturday 27 August

13:00 – 17:00 Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee Radio

Sunday 28 August

13:00 – 17:00 Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee Radio

Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee radio goes on holiday

Live radio from Marres Tourist Office by online radio station Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee, artist Mike Moonen and many other guests.

Can you travel to another place in sound for a while? What is the value of boredom? How does the summer sound?

During Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee goes on holiday, you hear artists, tourists and sounds – local to the other side of the world – who take you on a journey, not by looking, but by listening.

The live broadcasts are attended by audiences in Marres and are broadcast via jajajaneeneenee.com and mixcloud.com/marres. Afterwards you can also listen to the radio in the exhibition, or online, if you are not in Maastricht this summer.

Listen to the live broadcast on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August:

Disclaimer: Children up to 12 years of age have to view the exhibition under supervision.

Thanks to:

Touche-à-Tout (2014-2016) van Doina Kraal is made possible by Het Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds, Het Mondriaan Fonds, Het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, and sponsoring forte_forte and Lejan.

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.