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Where Past and Future meet: Duchamp and his Legacy is elebrated at the Barbican this Spring

It’s a controversial decision, it always is, to curate an exhibition centered around Marcel Duchamp. There are few out there who have not formed an opinion on the 20th century artist; some worship his pioneering genius and others hold him responsi...


Treasures of Faith, Trauma of the Faithful

The practical business of the Church consists in instilling by every conceivable means into the mass of one hundred millions of the Russian people those extinct relics of beliefs for which there is nowadays no kind of justification, "in which scar...


Splendour and Glory of the Middle Ages - a retrospective of works of art from Cologne

Having no formal art historical background I was recently invited to visit an exhibition on Cologne art from the middle ages, a period I know little to nothing about. Being curious by nature I of course accepted the invitation gladly as this form ...


Schatten achter de kloostermuren - Museum voor religieuze kunst Uden

Vandaag ga ik het klooster in. Ik zal mijn intrede beperken tot één dag, dat lijkt me meer dan genoeg. Zelf opgevoed in een rijke katholieke traditie, wordt het voor mij steeds moeilijker om in deze tijd dit geloof nog te handhaven. Ik weet me ges...


Splendour and Glory – Art of the Russian orthodox church at the Hermitage in Amsterdam

Last month I went to see an exhibition about Macedonian icons at the museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht. Today I'm on my way to the Hermitage in Amsterdam. They're holding an exposition about Russian icons. I'm curious to find out about the diffe...


Unimagined Beauty - Icons from Macedonia at the museum Catharijneconvent

It’s a sunny Sunday afternoon. I’m riding my bike and am on my way to Museum Catharijneconvent in my home town Utrecht, the Netherlands. I’ve never been to this museum before, though I’ve lived here for six years now. I know where it is and what i...