Amsterdam March 16, 2022 – The iconic Felix Meritis, located on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam, is fully open again after a renovation of more than three years. After the thorough renovation and the subsequent mandatory corona stop, the culture house can finally fully pick up its programming again. The successful talk show Full Circle also returns. For the first international edition since reopening, the Felix Meritis is going big with the arrival of Bahamas-born American conceptual artist Tavares Strachan. On Tuesday March,22nd  the artist will discuss his unconventional methods, artistic and social motivations and the importance of telling these stories with Astrid Sy, historian and presenter, and the audience present.

The popular Full Circle is one of the regular program components of the Felix Meritis, where each edition an intimate conversation is held with people who shape the world of today and tomorrow. Full Circle invites experts from the worlds of technology, entrepreneurship, science and art to speak. Just like in an old-fashioned circle discussion, the audience can ask them anything and they meet the person behind the work. For the upcoming edition, Full Circle has invited the American artist Tavares Strachan, whose limitless work: from launching a space capsule to writing his own encyclopedia – with inscriptions of (mainly black) people, inventions and histories not in the Encyclopedia Britannica is a very inspiring guest.

The stately Felix Meritis was built in 1786 between Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. From the very beginning, this urban icon has been a home to the curious mind. To this day, the Felix Meritis aims to inspire their audience with their varied programming, which draws on the fields of technology, entrepreneurship, science and art. The Felix Meritis is a place where national and international artists and other makers like to collaborate and where a young generation is welcome to jointly shape the future. Together they explore that future with a curious eye; critical but without doom-mongering and often with a wink.