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There are impressive images and videos about the big stories. … No Access is strongest when it tells stories you tend to call “little.” … No matter how cold it is in the Cannerberg, you don't really dare to walk away. ••••

Toef JaegerNRC

This foreboding darkness is the perfect setting for video art. And the subject matter is entirely in keeping with history. The artworks in Cannerberg concern what people leave behind, what they expect, how they travel, wait, suffer, move, and feel out of place, thus all of these things.

Anna van Leeuwende Volkskrant

No Access is an exhibition that I thought had already been made for a long time but is not. In the cave of Limburg, a broad overview is offered for the first time on a subject that concerns many people but that you rarely find in exhibitions, certainly not on this scale.

Domeniek RuytersMetropolis M

The exhibition is an ecosystem in itself. The complexity of migration is reflected in the bunker complex. There is no way out. This is the world. This is what we have to deal with.
Therefore, you should roam the space freely after viewing the video works and return to rooms you have already visited. As such, the works resonate with one another and convey even more meaning.

Frits DijcksJegens en Tevens art magazine

The former war headquarters is the macabre backdrop for video art about borders and migration. The videos are all confrontational. From horrifying to disconsolate, from eerily oppressive to extraordinarily heartbreaking. It’s not just the constant temperature of 10 degrees that gives you goosebumps here in the darkness.

Vikkie BartholomeusDe Limburger

As impressive as that military complex is, it is precisely the people who get a voice here. People who have been displaced by military intervention and are looking for a place to live their lives safely…. An absolute must.

Niek HendrixLost Painters

No Access is an exhibition you wouldn’t have wanted to visit. It gives you the creeps, but you definitely shouldn’t miss it. The location is an excellent spot for making current events history tangible.

Ludo DielsZout Magazine

In a world abundant with information, media images and art about every possible misery of ‘others’, I have rarely had an experience where it all comes together so well that it REALLY touches you, speaks to you, and it doesn’t fade away you once you move on or leave the venue. It never feels too much, too heavy, or too intense, and instead keeps drawing me in. And if it gets too much, something poetic intervenes and gives me a glimmer of hope again.

Sasha DeesTrendbeheer art magazine

Is it the unique location of this Viewmaster project that pulls me in like a magnet? Or is it the topical theme? It’s probably the combination of both because they couldn’t have chosen a better location for No access.

Manon A. BernsChapeau Magazine

Whilst walking freely and absent of signs or direction, it feels as though the layered sounds of gunshots ricocheting, the swallowed noise of a heartbeat and soft voices are following, perhaps guiding you through the underground network. Disorientation is heightened by the geometric, non-linear walls as well as the monolithic, raw non-aesthetic of a bunker. As feelings inevitably surface of encroaching on a no-go zone and stepping into forbidden territory, one cannot help but be alert.

Mia BlacklawsObservant

During our working visit to Maastricht, the most special place was the former NATO Headquarters at Cannerberg whose damp and cold corridors are filled with the impressive video exhibition ‘No Access’ about borders and migration.

Jacob van der WaardenDirector Council for Culture on LinkedIn