I am closer to you than your very self; Nest, The Hague

Chaim van Luit

Chaim van Luit

 

Gijs Frieling

Gijs Frieling

Some time ago i visited I am closer to you than your very self at Nest to write a review for Villa La Repubblica (click here to read the review and see some more pictures; in Dutch) .

Chaim van Luit (back), Gijs Frieling (front)

Chaim van Luit (back), Gijs Frieling (front)

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.

Gijs Frieling

Gijs Frieling

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.

Gijs Frieling

Gijs Frieling

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.

Gijs Frieling

Gijs Frieling

Frieling shows a painted version of a mosaic he is making for Haarlem Cathedral.

Chaim van Luit

Chaim van Luit

 

Chaim van Luit

Chaim van Luit

 

Chaim van Luit

Chaim van Luit

 

Chaim van Luit

Chaim van Luit

 

Chaim van Luit

Chaim van Luit

Van Luit shows his more conceptualist works that not just deal with religion but also with World War II and the Third Reich.

Anne Rodermond (front), Hamid El Kanbouhi (back)

Anne Rodermond (front), Hamid El Kanbouhi (back)

 

Hamid El Kanbouhi

Hamid El Kanbouhi

 

Hamid El Kanbouhi

Hamid El Kanbouhi

El Kanbouhi, in Who has peed in my mind, in which he was assisted by René Baptist Huysmans (soundscapes) and Anne Rodermond (sculpture),

Hamid El Kanbouhi

Hamid El Kanbouhi

 

Hamid El Kanbouhi

Hamid El Kanbouhi

shows the state of mind that present developments in and around Islam cause.

Hamid El Kanbouhi

Hamid El Kanbouhi

It all results in an impressive exhibition.

Chaim van Luit

Chaim van Luit

[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

Bertus Pieters

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