Upcoming exhibition series: TMH Masterworks and Young Artists in Dialogue

The Merchant House, Amsterdam / Netherlands

June 26, 2017

The Merchant House
Herengracht 254
1016 BV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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The Merchant House presents and sells contemporary art. Established by Marsha Plotnitsky, Artistic Director, in 2012 as a modern take on the Amsterdam tradition of a merchant, it is a self-supporting art space. We seek to explore the city as a critical nexus and reconnect with the avant-garde themes that exemplify it. In the four years of its program, The Merchant House has organized thematic exhibitions for international and Dutch innovators alike, such as Henk Peeters, Jan Schoonhoven, André de Jong, Chuck Close, Carolee Schneemann, Hilarius Hofstede, Craigie Horsfield, and Judit Reigl.

In the coming months the program continues with:

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

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, Italy) 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: 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

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.

To attend our events: invitations [​at​] merchanthouse.nl
Entry to exhibitions and events at The Merchant House is free

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