And Me, Streams of You (curated with Helena Julian)

And Me, Streams of You is an exhibition curated by Helena Julian and me, in the framework of Currents #8 at Marres in Maastricht. Currents is a programme by Marres (Marres) and Z33 (Hasselt) that focusses on young artists and curators. The curators are invited to visit the yearly graduation shows of art academies in Belgium, South-West Germany and the South (-East) of the Netherlands. 

The exhibition brings together 14 young artists from Belgium, Southwest Germany, and the Southeast Netherlands, in a network of stories, experiences, and viewpoints. In a variety of forms, from installation to textile, and from video to performance, the selected artworks embody the diverse streams between subjectivity and context. They pursue a movement from an ‘I’ to an ‘us’, through contemplation on their own various identities, heritages, and forms of expressions through language.

The diverse works often seem to speak in tune, others complement each other, swelling and overflowing into the next work. Some of the artists are guided by lived experiences, some investigate historical tropes of cultural meaning or mythology through their relevance in a contemporary context and others propose a highly personal take on systems of language. More information can be found here.

And Me, Streams of You features work by:

Manon Clement, Günbike Erdemir, Puck Kroon, María Morales Arango, Anthony Ngoya, Hilde Onis, Marios Pavlou, Hannah Sakai & Maria Smit, Wilf Speller & Nilz Källgren, Daniel Vorthuys, Eugen Wist, Karen Zimmermann.

Photos by Gert-Jan van Rooij.


Eugen Wist – Longing Limbs (2019-2020)


Daniel Vorthuys – Malfunction (2020)


Puck Kroon – What L.S. Told Us (Part One), Hilde Onis – The neighbours fence is not made out of biscuits either (2020)


Eugen Wist – Empty Apologies Rehearsal (2020), Eugen Wist – Mascara (2020), Manon Clement – Maybe I finally believe you’re not here (2020), Manon Clement – To Capture You (2020)


Marios Pavlou – Last night I dreamt that water loved me (2020)


Günbike Erdemir – At the horizon of the evening of no return (2020)


María Morales Arango – The Nymph’s Accident (2020)


Günbike Erdemir – At the horizon of the evening of no return (2020)


Karen Zimmermann – The Mother With One Arm (2020)


Hilde Onis – The neighbours fence is not made out of biscuits either (2020), Nilz Källgren & Wilf Speller – still life (2020)


Hilde Onis – The neighbours fence is not made out of biscuits either (2020), Anthony Ngoya – Installation (2020), Anthony Ngoya – Fence (2020), Anthony Ngoya – Untitled 2019


Anthony Ngoya – Étandard 5 (2018)