The Merchant House is pleased to have permanent access to research documentation and related works reflecting recent art history. These are available to researchers and the broader public.
FLAG OF COMPASSION
SCULPTING THE WEIGHT
Our 2021/22 exhibition of the work of KOKOU FERDINAND MAKOUVIA centered on a site-specific, mixed-media installation that included his signature ceramics in a river-like formation, installed in the garden of TMH. The sculpture, called Sculpting the Weight, can be adapted to various settings and is made to blend in with its surroundings.
EXHIBITION AT TMH (2021/22)
Kokou Ferdinand Makouvia: Of the Earth
MUSEUM IN A BOX:
“Artists like Sol LeWitt and Lawrence Weiner were eager to work with Amsterdam’s gallery Art & Project, which existed until 2001. Their entire legendary collection of Bulletins is now on view at The Merchant House.” —Het Financieele Dagblad (EN / NL)
ON VIEW: Art & Project Bulletins 1-156, 1968-1969 (Full Set).
EXHIBITION AT TMH (2015)
Art & Project Bulletins
Regular screenings of the films of the radical visual artist, choreographer, performer, and writer CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN (1939-2018, US) are a tradition at TMH. The legendary films are informed by the “stamp of the artist’s body” drawing on its energy and imprint to explode accepted forms and attitudes of an established—historically male—gaze. Schneemann’s performative and filmic work illuminates a genealogy of new forms of art that emerge as painting set in motion in the 1960s.