For someone, like me, who believes life is only there for its own sake and that its only meaning is to continue, it could be a hard nut to crack to appreciate art that has to do with other convictions.
On the other hand, other convictions may cause the same problems to their confessors and in the end it is all about what makes the art work.
Nest has invited Gijs Frieling who is a Christian, Chaim van Luit, who is not a believer but who has a Jewish background, and Hamid El Kanbouhi, who is a Muslim, to make an exhibition which expresses something about these different religious backgrounds and how these make their work tick.
Frieling shows a painted version of a mosaic he is making for Haarlem Cathedral.
Van Luit shows his more conceptualist works that not just deal with religion but also with World War II and the Third Reich.
shows the state of mind that present developments in and around Islam cause.
It all results in an impressive exhibition.
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