SALON/Maastricht - June 1 – June 10, 2012

Against the backdrop of Manifesta 9 in Genk and coinciding with FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2012 in Maastricht, SALON/ has been invited to realize a project in Maastricht. SALON/ is an initiative of Gijs Stork, Manon Schaap and Cathal McKee, which focuses on the multidisciplinary context in which designers and artists work nowadays. A context that not only transcends the boundaries of the various disciplines, but also the physical confines of the museum, gallery or shop. Their approach leads to striking presentations on equally special locations. The specific interest in the physical, if not traditional crafted quality of the object or design, often forms the link between the different creative disciplines.

With each new edition, SALON/ aspires to connect the existing network to new participants; this time to a creative network in Maastricht and the Euregion. Far beyond traditional oppositions as between center and periphery, craft and concept, fashion and art, and commerce and autonomy, the project primarily addresses how new generations of artists and designers work (together) and give expression to their ideas. During SALON/Maastricht, the work of about sixty artists will be presented at various locations in the city. The project is realized in collaboration with NAiM/Bureau Europa and FASHIONCLASH.

SALON/Maastricht Participants:
Boy Bastiaens, Felix Baumsteiger, Mattijs van Bergen, Ingo Binder, Frank Bruggeman, Liesbet Bussche, Martin Butler, Pauline van Dongen, Marius Op ’t Eynde, FANTASTICMAN & the gentlewoman, John Franzen, Conny Groenewegen, Brian Geradts, Esther de Groot, Norbert Grunschel, Gabriel Guevara, Desiree Hammen, Mona Hadinejad, Kaspar Hamacher, Koen Hauser, Petra Herzog, Ernst van der Hoeven, Marcha Huskes, Sidi el Karchi, Gem Kingdom, Maryam Kordebacheh, Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters, Bas Kosters, LAND, Fabian Landewee, Lernert & Sander, Jonas Loellmann, Valentin Loellmann, Linda Maissan, Zorah Murad, Noman, Maurer United, Min Oh, Edwin Oudshoorn, Painted, Antoine Peters, Branko Popovic, Nika Rams, Viviane Sassen, Christoph Seyferth, Fabian von Spreckelsen, Ellen Truijen, Anouk Vogel, Femke de Vries, Vroonland, Marga Weimans, Hyun Yue, youasme measyou.


Opening & Special events
2 June, 11am – 5pm : Opening SALON/Maastricht, parcours starts at Maastricht Central Station
2, 8 & 9 June, 2pm: ‘Dandelion’, a performance by Ellen Truijen at Marres
2 June, 9pm: Take Five Drinks, with Don Londi at Take Five Bar
3 June, noon – 3pm: SECRET by Painted, Marres, Invitation Only
3 June, 3pm: Finissage Lost for Faith/Retained for Beauty, with Hans den Hartog Jager, Marc Mulders & Lex ter Braak at Marres
7 June, 7pm: Open Atelier Drinks at Studio 33
8 – 10 June: FASHIONCLASH Maastricht at SAMdecorfabriek
8 – 10 June: FASHIONCLASH Market #2 at Centre Ceramique
8 & 9 June, 11 am: Guided tours by Gijs Stork and Manon Schaap. Participation only by reservation through, Price: €5,- for a passe-partout that gives access to all locations and events during SALON/Maastricht.

* Passe-partouts can be ordered via the VVV and on several locations of SALON/Maastricht. Vouchers can be exchanged for passe-partouts at Maastricht Central Station, VVV, Marres, Bureau Europa and Galerie Reuten & Reuten

SALON/Maastricht locations: Maastricht Central Station, Hotel Beaumont, Kiki Niesten, Traders Pop, Wild West Active Space, Muchachas Designer Boutique, Scope13, Von Eusersdorff, De Bijenkorf, VVV Maastricht, Vrijthof, Reuten & Reuten Galerie, Marres, Sphinxpark, Timmerfabriek, Studio33, FASHIONCLASH (SAMdecorfabriek).