Extra Muros 16.09... 19.11.2006
mankind. Story of a Wound
Joseph Beuys, Sergej Bratkov, Rui Chafes, Patrick Corillon, Wim Delvoye, Anno Dijkstra, Juan Manuel Echevarria, Regina José Galindo, Mekhitar Garabedian, IngridMwangiRobertHutter, John Isaacs, André-Philip Lemke, Lien Nollet & Fabien DeLathouwer, Rauf Mamedov, Tova Mozard, Ron Mueck, Bruce Nauman, Gina Pane, Ari Saarto, Anri Sala, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Zineb Sedira, Gillian Wearing, Lois & Franziska Weinberger, Franz West, Franz West, Ingrid Wildi
On the occasion of the year 2000 celebrations, the Centre for Religious Art and Culture, in association with SMAK Ghent, organised the controversial EPIFANIE. Actuele Kunst en Religie exhibition at Park Abbey in Heverlee. This project will now be followed by a fascinating exhibition, ‘man, the Story of a Wound’ from 16 to 19 November 2006.Although Story of a Wound is based on Contemporary Art and Religion, it also specifically and decisively focuses on man. It examines humanity in all its aspects. Suffering, as well as joys great and small, sorrow, loss, etc., are some of the themes dealt with. Some artists will create memorable individual portraits while others are more interested in suggesting a collective feeling. How do we experience our environment and our city and how do they affect our lives and the way we associate with one another?
The aim of mens is not only to focus on man’s trials and suffering, but also the hope, joy and especially the dignity of people who live on the fringes.
The subtitle of the exhibition is Story of a Wound. The wound is a symbol, a hurt, but also signals the beginning of healing. The exhibition shows us images that are confrontational, and occasionally give us comfort and a sense of joy as well as horror and sorrow. mens is a story set in the city; it is about the city and its inhabitants. It is a story familiar to every human.
C.R.K.C., Centrum voor Religieuze Kunst en Cultuur VZW
Abdij van Park 7
Deirdre Cannon (posted on mon 22.06.2009 06:21:25)
I was just wondering which Mueck work was included in the "Mankind: story of a wound" exhibition? And is there a catalogue for this exhibition?