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‘I’ Stick-sculptures of Martin Brandsma


The exhibition project This is the Border by Martin Brandsma (1972, Wolvega) deals with collaboration, behavior and boundaries in and around buitenplaats Kasteel Wijlre

This is the Border consists of an exhibition in the Koetshuis, presenting new and existing work by the artist, and a series of interventions in places around the buitenplaats and in the South Limburg region, including Marres’ public city garden.

Partly active as a behavioral biologist, Brandsma has spent the past 12 years studying the shrike: a mysterious songbird with raptor traits. Thus, the artist started making stick sculptures from various materials, which he calls “I” and places in the natural habitat of the shrike, and which were used by the birds as lookouts, among other things. In addition, in recent years Brandsma placed his stick sculptures in public spaces such as art museums – where they relate (sometimes uninvited) to the art on display.

I-58,I-74, I-49 will be on view at Marres until at least December 3, 2023.


  • Every tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday until december 3rd, 2023 from 12:00 to 17:00
    from 18:00 to 22:00


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