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Summer Party and Sneak Preview: A Year of Emerging Art

Galleries The Merchant House

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

Open Fri / 12-19.30 hrs + by appointment 

Event 7 Jul

Time 7 Jul, 19-21 hrs


The Merchant House Summer Party Pino Pinelli

Bubbles and Wines chez Andy de Lange
Join us for a sneak preview of our upcoming program as we focus on emerging artists in the three-exhibition series Making Things Happen. Please see our 2017/2018 highlights schedule below and mark your calendars! 

STILL ON VIEW: TMH Masterworks Series I: Pino Pinelli (b. 1938, lives and works in Milan)
– A Different Perspective on his Magisterial Disseminations
Admission: Free. RSVP:


TMH Masterworks Series I: Problematics of an Art Object
Pino Pinelli: Disseminations
April 24–September 15, 2017
Season opening and catalogue presentation: Friday, September 15, 7pm

Making Things Happen: Young Artists in Dialogue
(1) Sylvie Bonnot & Zhu Hong
September 20–November 12, 2017
Opening: Saturday, September 23, 7pm
TMH talk: Saturday, October 28, 5–7pm
Catalogue event: Friday, November 10, 7pm

(2) Elsa Tomkowiak & Mary Sue
November 24, 2017–January 28, 2018
Opening: Friday, November 24, 7pm
TMH talk: Saturday, December 16, 3–5pm
Catalogue event: Friday, January 26, 7pm

(3) Boris Chouvellon & Mengzhi Zheng 
April 20–July 8, 2018
Opening: Friday, April 20, 7pm
TMH talk: Saturday, May 26, 3–5pm
Catalogue event: Friday, July 6, 7pm

TMH Masterworks Series
For our TMH Masterworks Series, we invite artists previously featured in the program for special projects to query the essence of what constitutes an art object today and to explore its art historical analytics. Pino Pinelli (b. 1938, Catania, IT) is recognized as an innovator who over a 50-year career in painting has been strategically forging a most singular creative language. This is the first project in the three-year ongoing program of TMH Masterworks.

Making Things Happen
How does a young artist insert him or herself into the history of an art medium? In Making Things Happen, we broach this issue in a series of three collaborative exhibitions of six young French artists who share geography, art education, and attitude to their métier. The shows are organized as visual dialogues—both playful and serious—between individual works. The project is conceived by Marsha Plotnitsky, TMH Founding Artistic Director, in collaboration with art writer and curator Hubert Besacier.


Other events

Museums/Institutes Foam

Mon - Wed / 10-18 hrs
Thu - Fri / 10-21 hrs
Sat - Sun / 10-18 hrs

Date 6 Apr - 24 Jun

Time 17:30 hrs

The Unseen, 2015 © Tereza Zelenkova

Galleries Galerie Fons Welters

Tue - Sat / 13-18 hrs
+ by appointment

Date 17 Mar - 28 Apr

Opening Saturday 17 Mar
17 - 19 hrs

David Jablonowski, Galerie Fons Welters, DASH Kortrijk

Museums/Institutes De Appel

Wed – Sat 14-18 hrs 

Date 24 Apr

Time 19 hrs

Project Spaces Corridor Project Space

Thu - Sat / 14-18 hrs (during exhibitions)

Date 15 Jun - 14 Jul

Opening Friday 15 Jun
18 - 22 hrs