Opening: 13/09/2018 – 17:00-19:00
Period: 13/09 – 23/09/2019
Open: Fr./ Sat./ Sun. 12:00-17:00
Location: Stroinksbleekweg 2, 7523 ZL, Enschede (NL)

During the opening, Maarten will enter into dialogue with
architect Nick Albers about his work and process. They will
talk about maartens work and proces now, in china and in
the future.

Maarten van Aken is fascinated by the interrelationship between architecture, light and humans. People are rarely seen but their traces can be seen.

Powerful light defines space and intersections. A window is an intersection, a gateway, like a painting can be.

Such an intersection can be called a liminal space. A liminal space is the time between ‘what was’ and the ‘next’. It is a place of transition, yet time seems to stand still. In this place we can play with perception.

In October 2017 Maarten van Aken was an artist in residence in Dalian(China). The language barrier enforced to be silence, to listen, to observe. This resulted in a mindset of “living in the moment” and the focus shifted towards the light on unconventional combinations in local architecture.

The works in this exhibition are an attempt at capturing these moments and to build a bridge between inside and out, China and Netherlands and the physical and imaginary space.

This exhibition is a result from the warm cooperation between the city of Enschede, Dalian Zhongshan Art museum (China) and ARE (Artist Residencies Enschede

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