In 2016, the Dutch artist Yasmijn Karhof spent three months as artist-in-residence in the psychiatric ward at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn NYC (USA). Integral to her artistic practice is the expression of the subjective experience of reality in a visual context.
The exhibition ‘The Problem of God’ in the K21 Ständehaus in Düsseldorf from 26-09 till 24-01 relates to a fundamental problem of belief: God’s invisibility. It shows how the image-tradition of Christianity as universal cultural and social inheritance has developed further in a secular context. Continue reading Exhibition in Düsseldorf: The problem of God
Cure Park was an art manifestation that was held from 4 June to 16 July 2017 in the ‘Amsterdamse Bos’, or Amsterdam Forest. The theme ‘care’ – in the broadest sense of the word – was both highlighted and questioned. During this event, more than 30 artists, creators and thinkers joinend the public and healthcare professionals. The program consisted of an art route, experiments, interventions, workshops, lectures, performances and films. Webeditor Tessa Smorenburg interviewed curator Theo Tegelaers from TAAK and spoke to him about the potential and urgency of the art practice as a reflective model for the public domain. Continue reading Cure Park – Art practice as a model for reflection
Why have people been standing up for others for centuries? What motivates them? In what way was charity established and acted out in various ages? Continue reading Exhibition questions caritas in the present day
How can humanity survive in a quickly changing high-tech society? At the art manifestation HACKING HABITAT in Utrecht (NL) over 80 international artists and designers show work about the growing influence of systems and institutions, and the impact of technology on everyday life. Continue reading HACKING HABITAT: the art of control
Charity is in the news at the moment. Our welfare state is changing. How are we reacting to that? Continue reading I care! Charity down the ages – Exhibition and website