The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird is a joint art work by Marie Aly, Cian Yu Bai, Bonno van Doorn, Kim David Bots, Gijs Frieling, Natasja Kensmil Klaas Kloosterboer, Mirthe Kl├╝ck, Frank Koolen, Fiona Lutjenhuis, Charlott Markus, Kalle Mattsson, Jan van de Pavert, Tanja Ritterbex, Sam Samiee, Charlotte Schleiffert, Derk Thijs, Sarah Verbeek, Helen Verhoeven, Evi Vingerling and Job Wouters.

Marres Maastricht produced a spectacular mural about Europe by nineteen artists who have painted all rooms, corridors, the stairwell, floors and ceilings of the historic Marres House. Having a surface area of about 750 m2, the painting depicts a series of beautiful and frightening environments, like a high-tech clone supermarket, the last surviving piece of primeval forest, a Berlin love and hippie fest space, a spider portrait corridor, a new life festival in the year 2050. Gijs Frieling directed the modern Gesamtkunstwerk.

The artists Frank Koolen and Kim David Bots developed a comprehensive soundtrack.

Charlott Markus and Kalle Mattsson made a publication. The book was published on April 2017 and costs 25, -. If you want to order a publication, please send an email with your name and address to

All photographs by Charlott Markus

Marres, Maastricht, NL