MC’s Mindgames — Iris Toonen


Exhibition | Spatial | Craft | Material

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 Iris Toonen.

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.

Iris Toonen – Three Worlds
Fabrics are as old as the world, but are also proving highly future-proof. A seemingly endless wealth of colours, materials and patterns exert enormous attraction on innovative minds like Iris Toonen. As a textile designer, Iris experiments with the constructive properties of weaving and building. Her recent installations Woven Bricks present a fusion of soft and hard elements: fabrics of wool and steel combined with glass building blocks. The image is unusual yet recognisable: a grid of threads carries a masonry context of reflective bricks. Location: Kazernestraat 23A

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

Curator: Mary Hessing of
Photography: Ronald Smits

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