Melkweg Expo

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.

Melkweg Expo’s main goal is to nurture and promote emerging talent and present them to a broad audience – from admirers of art and photography addicts, to the casual passers-by of the venue’s central location and music lovers surfacing from the crowd of a Melkweg concert. Melkweg Expo is open later than most exhibition spaces – until 7 PM – to make spontaneous encounters and confrontations with art possible.

With the help of local and international allies, Melkweg Expo presents a unique and largely free programme made up of 10 exhibitions annually, a multidisciplinary festival, events offering emerging photographers advice, portfolio reviews, enlightening talks, screenings and numerous easy-going gatherings.

9 June - 18 July The Art of Escapism
The Art of Escapism is a collaboration between Melkweg Expo, Holland Festival and Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond. The exhibition can be visited at Melkweg Expo with a free reservation. You can also make a reservation at the door. 

Open: Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 19:00 
Entrance via Milk, Marnixstraat 409

Your visit
To visit the exhibition, a free online reservation is required. It is mandatory to wear a face mask during a visit to the Melkweg. Here you can find more information about the new rules concerning your visit.

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