03 November 2011 - 09 September 2012
|Yuhsin U. Chang|
Artists: Nathalie Bruys | Yuhsin U. Chang | Valeska Soares | Leonid Tsvetkov
Curators: Nanda Janssen | Rieke Vos | Huib Haye van der Werf
3 November, 2011 - 9 September 2012
What happens when life ends? Does anything await us after death?
The works by national and internationally renowned artists in Afterlife - Art About our Final Destination encourage us to contemplate this.
Although the Netherlands is among the most secular countries in the world, the majority of the population believe that 'something' awaits us after death. But what might that be? A return to the universe or another incarnation? Others opine that 'nothing' awaits us after death and that life simply ends. The works created for Afterlife - Art About our Final Destination, do not literally portray the afterlife, but are an encounter between finiteness and infinity, between the material and the spiritual.
The acceptance of death, the pursuit of immortality and the human urge to believe in something are explored in Afterlife. The exhibition in Nederlands Uitvaart Museum Tot Zover and the cemetery De Nieuwe Ooster includes national and international art that prompts reflection by questioning what awaits us after death.
Fourteen artists made works around this topic. SKOR commissioned Nathalie Bruys (NL), Yuhsin U. Chang (TW), Valeska Soares (BR), and Leonid Tsvetkov (RU) to create artworks for Afterlife.