THIS Art Fair

This Art Fair


Merel Noorlander & Sevilay Maria Van Dorst i.c.w. Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, Denise Verschut and Wannes Verhees.

Merel Noorlander and Sevilay Maria Van Dorst capture contemporary sensuality and confront current perceptions of sex in their complementary practices. During THIS Art Fair, two special performances will take place, carried out by contemporary makers, programmed by artists Merel Noorlander and Sevilay Maria van Dorst (stand 63). The performers – Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti and Denise Verschut – present new techniques and perspectives on Erotics, porn and feminism. Come, see, and buy our art!

OPEN 27/12/18 – 30/12/18
27/12: 18:00 till 22:00 hrs
28/12: 11:00 till 19:00 hrs
29/12: 11:00 till 19:00 hrs
30/12: 11:00 till 18:00 hrs

Beurs van Berlage
Overtoom 40
1054 HK Amsterdam

Merel Noorlander’s pornographic play-paradise does not only entertain, it also confronts the problems of our generation in its search for the erotic. She offers a pro-feminist view on sexuality and interweaves porn, sexuality, intimacy and contemporary objects in new erotic settings that fold, squirt, suck and drip.


Photographer Sevilay Maria van Dorst has a keen eye for authentic faces and bold characters, often intimately documenting sensual shapes and gestures in her work. Using a Hasselblad camera or the Wet Plate Collodion technique, she merges analog practices with hyper-current culture.

Wannes Verhees shows some of his special design objects as the comfichair and pineapple table, in combination with the installations of Merel Noorlander.

The performers presenting new techniques and perspectives on erotics, porn and feminism. Both are admired for their powerful performances, visionary concepts and endurance in movement, programmed by Merel Noorlander and Sevilay Maria van Dorst.

Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti – Binary Cueca
Ibelisse takes a popular Bolivian folk dance as the starting point to unravel the relation between the body, dance and the (digital) information we derive from sexuality through modern media.


Denise Verschut – Being seen x not being seen
A short performance by Denise Verschut and co-partner about the duality of wanting to be seen, but at the same time feeling like a doll in a zoo.


Merel Noorlander & Sevilay Maria Van Dorst
Ungoing / stand 63

Performance Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti
Thursday 27 December 17:15 & 20:00h

Performance Denise Verschut
Friday 28 December 16:30 + 18:00 & Sunday 30e December 15:30 + 17:00h

both performances take place @ the Foyer, don’t miss it!