Reading some of the previous reviews, it's hard to understand the preconceptions some people arrive with when they visit a 'museum' in a traditional canalside house in Amsterdam. 'Museum' is a generic term, not a specific undertaking to provide a chronological history of an art form - if it was then art museums worldwide would have to close for false advertising. Coming to a 'museum' located in a typical Dutch canalside house should be self-explanatory; you're going to be moving up and down a lot, rather than from side to side. Lifts are provided.
The Huis Marseille really worked for me. The current exhibitions of Eddo Hartmann and Ad Van Denderen are provocative and politically charged, which is something generally avoided in the contemporary sensationalist and self-indulgent/self-reverential art world. They are very much looking out, questioning the viewer about the world in which they inhabit, and how the motivated reportage received through mainstream media distorts perception.
I really appreciated the curatorship and the use made of the not exactly easy to work with space; it's like a little adventure moving through the beautiful gallery. Seemingly not big on the tourist map, I was overjoyed with the time and space to absorb the images in the tranquil environment, without some impatient person wanting to take a photo shuffling around me.
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