Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 19:00 / Entrance: Marnixstraat 409 / Claim your free time slot via our ticket button! We do follow the current guidelines and advices from the Dutch government and the RIVM. Make sure to read everything you need to know before your visit on www.melkweg.nl/en/visitexpo
Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 19:00 / Entrance: Marnixstraat 409
Please note: this event has already taken place
A Holland Festival collab
The Art of Escapism exhibition depicts the desire to enter a new reality and escape from everyday life. Inspired by the oeuvre of Holland Festival’s associate artist Gisèle Vienne, Melkweg Expo presents multiple artists from different disciplines whose work depicts contemporary escapism. The exhibition examines the phenomenon of a collective delirium, one in which time and space follow different rules and where the physical body can defy reason.
In a time when all collective activities are banned and the Covid-19 pandemic has everyone locked up at home, the yearning to get together, to blend in with the crowd and to escape reality has never been greater among young people. The Art of Escapism reveals the beauty that lies in pushing boundaries, the ecstasy of transcending your own body and losing yourself in what you believe in. Make no mistake: every fantasy, every desire, every hope for the future is a form of escapism.
With: Thomas Bunt, Liza Houben, Jan Janssenswillen, Fabian Landewee, Mary Ponomareva, George Voronov and Lukasz Wierzbowski.
The Art of Escapism is a collaboration between Melkweg Expo, Holland Festival and Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond. The exhibition The Art of Escapism can be visited at Melkweg Expo with a free reservation via the ticket button. You can also make a reservation at the door.
Holland Festival presents three projects by associate artist Gisèle Vienne. The performance Kindertotenlieder on 17 and 18 June, L'Étang between 5 and 8 June and a new solo for Katja Petrowick on 12 June as part of the Short Circuit program.
The exhibition is made possible by Holland Festival, de Brakke Grond and the Mondriaan Fund.
Melkweg Expo is an exhibition space for contemporary photography and a platform for young artists, located in the heart of Amsterdam. With a focus on photography that explores identity, society and pop culture, the exhibition space is also known to occasionally place other forms of visual art alongside photography with conviction. Characterized by a distinctly playful and accessible approach, Melkweg Expo seeks to unveil high quality art – art that is innovative, engaging and inclusive.