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.
Regular screenings of the films of the radical visual artist, choreographer, performer, and writer Carolee Schneemann (US, 1939-2018) is a tradition at The Merchant House. 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.
MUSEUM IN A BOX:
ART & PROJECT BULLETINS
“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
FLAG OF COMPASSION
Originated by the Dutch artist Rini Hurkmans in 2002, Flag of Compassion is an artwork. It is a symbol of the notion of compassion, and it carries a universal value. It is a flag for and from everyone. And we’re glad to have made it a guiding post to The Merchant House.