Opening: Margherita Soldati & Zeger Reyers

New exhibited works

3 Nov 2018

On 3 November 2018 we'll festively open two new exhibitions: The Skin is an Extension of the Brain by Margherita Soldati and 'O' Tristana by Zeger Reyers and the launch of our Invisible Collection. Come and celebrate the opening at Mediamatic. 



Textile for installation The Skin is an Extension of the Brain - Margherita Soldati

The Skin is an Extension of the Brain

The work explores the relation that connects textile structure with the physical and social space by analysing the boundaries between space, tactile perception and textile surfaces. With these installations Margherita is diving into a new personal research on how to blur the line between the traditional function of surfaces and more stimulating encounters with our daily surroundings. 

'O' Tristana

Oysters are locked in their own enclosing and homemade houses. Once they settle, that's it, they never move again. A sad thing according to artist Zeger Reyers. For his exhibition 'O' Tristana he opened up hundreds of oysters and made the inside visible and tangible. The oysters are exhibited in the Mediamatic restaurant.

Invisible Collection

Two invisible artworks will be brought to you live at 6 pm by Dirk van Weelden & Valentijn Byvanck. Have you ever wondered what it is like to not be able to see art? During the opening, our invisible collection is launched. A collection of artworks told by Peter Vandermeersch, Dirk van Weelden, Valentijn Byvanck, Zeger Reyers, Maria Hlavajova, Charles Esche and Wim Pijbes. Close your eyes and open up to this unique art experience!

Margherita Soldati 

Few years ago Margherita found herself obsessed by manipulating textile to create organic and repetitive shapes. When she applied them on pillows and simple objects for patients suffering from mental diseases (Alzheimer, Dementia), she was surprised to realise how they could benefit from being stimulated by textile patterns. Therefore she started wondering how she could integrate textile and tactile surfaces in our life: the natural next step was to embrace the flexibility and malleability of the material to imagine new possibilities to alter standard architectural elements.

Zeger Reyers

One of The Hague’s most remarkable installation artists, Zeger Reyers has made his name with installations in which he covers the interior of spaces with living fungi or moulds. He is fascinated by biological processes like eating and growing, budding, blossoming and dying.