DE NIEUWE KERK | AMSTERDAM, THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA | BUDDHA’S GARDEN

DE NIEUWE KERK | AMSTERDAM,

THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA | BUDDHA’S GARDEN

HH the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet discussing his personal loan to the exhibiton of a unique Thangka with Siebe Tettero .

Photo credit, Jeppe Schilder 2018

HH the 14th Dalai

Lama of Tibet discussing his personal loan to the exhibiton of a unique Thangka with Siebe Tettero 

Photo credit,

Jeppe Schilder

2018

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THE EXHIBITION PASSION FOR PERFECTION WAS PRESENTED AT THE NIEUWE KERK IN AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS FROM DECEMBER 2010 THROUGH APRIL 2011.

Center Ai Weiwei Tree, gathered discarded wood parts 2015 left Kohei Nawa, deer 2018 photo credit Fan Liau

Yoko Ono wishing tree 1981-ongoing; photo credit Fan Liau

Yoko Ono wishing tree 1981-ongoing; photo credit

Fan Liau

Yoko Ono wishing tree 1981-ongoing; phot
Center Ai Weiwei Tree, gathered discarde

Center Ai Weiwei Tree, gathered discarded wood parts 2015 left Kohei Nawa, deer 2018 photo credit

Fan Liau

Video credit De Nieuwe Kerk 2018

Video credit

De Nieuwe Kerk 2018

 

 

THE EXHIBITION OFFERED THE CHRONICLE OF THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA IN 5 PARTS: BIRTH, INSIGHT, ENLIGHTENMENT, DISCOURSE AND DEATH, TAKING THE TREE AS LEITMOTIV.

EACH STEP ON HIS PERSONAL PATH IS UNDERPINNED BY A SELECTION OF WORKS BY INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, INCLUDING AI WEIWEI, YOKO ONO, CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN, SALVADOR BREED, KOHEI NAWA, REI NATO, ALICIA FRAMES AND OTHERS, COMBINED WITH HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS FROM THE RIJKSMUSEUM’S HOLDINGS OF THE ROYAL ASIAN ART SOCIETY IN THE NETHERLANDS AS WELL AS PRIVATE LOANS FROM, AMONGST OTHERS, HIS HOLINESS THE 14TH DALAI LAMA.

A SOUND-WORK BY DUTCH ARTIST SALVADOR BREED, BASED ON FREQUENCIES CREATED BY BUDDHIST SINGING BOWLS, AS WELL AS A MEDIATION FIELD WERE PART OF THE INSTALLATION.

 

 

INITIATOR MARLIES KLEITERP | STICHTING PRODUCTIES DE NIEUWE KERK EN HERMITAGE AMSTERDAM

CURATOR SIEBE TETTERO | BIRGIT BOELENS (DNK);

EXHIBITION DESIGN SIEBE TETTERO;

EXHIBITION DESIGN ASSISTANT SAM VAN DER LINDEN

GRAPHIC DESIGN VANESSA VAN DAM

EXECUTION IRIS VORMGEVING

Visitors mediation field, Right side Allan Kaprow Drawing based upon the breath, 1978 photo credit De Nieuwe Kerk, 2018

Visitors mediation field,

Right side Allan Kaprow Drawing based upon the breath, 1978

photo credit

De Nieuwe Kerk, 2018

right side Allan Kaprow Drawing based up

Tatsuo Miyajima (title to follow) photo credit De Nieuwe Kerk 2018

Tatsuo Miyajima

(title to follow)

photo credit

De Nieuwe Kerk 2018

Tatsuo Miyajima (title to follow) photo

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