August 29, 2014 - Marres, House for Contemporary Culture - The Unwritten
August 29, 2014

The Unwritten

Adela Babanova, Return to Adriaport, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.

The Unwritten
On forgotten, lost, and unfinished history

7 September–23 November 2014

Opening: Saturday, September 6, 5–9pm

Marres, House for Contemporary Culture
Capucijnenstraat 98
6211 RT Maastricht
The Netherlands

T +31 (0) 43 3270 207

www.marres.org

Concealed murder, suppressed love, tarnished innocence, and frustrated ideals are the ingredients for a series of profound, amusing, sad, and compelling histories by Adela Babanova, Zachary Formwalt, Annie Kevans, Gert Jan Kocken, Carlos Motta, Óscar Muñoz, Song Ta, Koki Tanaka and Günter K.’s “Margret” collection.

Sometimes we wish that we had written history differently. Or had left it unwritten because the perspective was one-sided, unjust or brutal. We wish to undo that history because it provides a perspective that we no longer accept or that we even loathe. At other times, our new sensitivities uncover histories that have never been told because they were considered unimportant, forgotten, unfinished or overtaken by other perspectives.

The Unwritten is dedicated to these forgotten stories. Histories that strongly appeal to our imagination and empathy. We feel nostalgia for a lost world, anger at injustices, euphoria with the correction of those injustices, dismay at a wrong turn and relief at a right one. They are all emotional and sometimes even sensory experiences caused by the unexpected turn that history sometimes takes and the way it has erased other stories.

For more information, images, or both, please contact Renée Roukens:
renee.roukens [​at​] marres.org / T +31 (0) 43 3270 207


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