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MC’s Mindgames — Alissa + Nienke

By 12-10-2023

A temporary exhibition full of experiences in The Hague

In the 125th year of Escher’s birth, new life is being breathed into the universe of Maurits Cornelis Escher. To this end, curator Mary Hessing of BinnenhofBuiten selected six young artists and designers to give shape to their visions: Teun Zwets, the duo Alissa + Nienke, Iris Toonen, Grietje Schepers, the duo Leon de Bruijne & Willem van Doorn and Berndnaut Smilde. The artists reflect on Escher’s work during MC’s Mindgames. Today we show Alissa + Nienke.

MC’s Mindgames takes place at several monumental sites in the Museum Quarter that have specially opened their doors, including Huize Voorhout and Kazernestraat 23A.

Alissa + Nienke – Metamorphosis
At Milan’s 2022 Salone del Mobile, Alissa + Nienke’s installation surprised with a mix of ethereal futurism and tactile craftsmanship. The young designers are inquisitive makers, integrating technical solutions into their textile and interior commissions. For instance, they developed a sunshade for the Ministry of Culture and Science that reacts to sunlight and opens and closes like a flower. They also enjoy working for healthcare institutions where patients respond positively to a tactile environment. Alissa + Nienke believe that the sensory experience of a space is often underestimated; perhaps subconsciously but sound typifies the experience of architecture just like colour or a different finish. Location: Lange Voorhout 78

MC’s Mindgames
Museum Quarter, The Hague
6 – 29 October, 2023
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Curator: Mary Hessing of
Photography: Ronald Smits