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Finissage and Catalogue Event: Making Things Happen: Young Artists in Dialogue II

Galleries The Merchant House

Herengracht 254
1016 BV Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 8455955

Open Fri / 12-19.30 hrs + by appointment 

Event 26 Jan

Time 26 Jan, 19-21 hrs


Finissage and Catalogue Event: Mary Sue and Elsa Tomkowiak

Join us for our first 2018 event—the festive finissage of our Mary Sue & Elsa Tomkowiak exhibition and presentation of the second catalogue in our Making Things Happen cycle.

We continue TMH's special publications with these brand new catalogues/artists' books, this time in collaboration with the two young French artists Elsa Tomkowiak and Mary Sue.
The Merchant House has asked Elsa Tomkowiak and Mary Sue to interpret its building, rich with Golden Age symbolism, as a contemporary public sphere. Using both spoofing techniques and serious art, they—Tomkowiak in painting and Mary Sue in video, sculpture, and photography—join forces to give the interior topography a provoking and provocative face-lift. The relational and artistic aspects of their dialogue are both real and illusory, intimating telling slippages in modern day sociability and bonding, and creating a unique artistic exchange that invites viewers to join in and enjoy.

19:00 Doors open

19:30 Presentation by Marsha Plotnitsky,
 TMH Founding Artistic Director, with guest speakers

20:30 New Year fizzy drinks




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