Au-delà - Rituals for a new world in Parijs, 15 feb. tot 7 Mei, 2023
Au-delà — Rituals for a new world
In Parijs bezocht ik de tentoonstelling Au-delà in de kunstruimte Lafayette Anticipations:
Bringing together artists from across different generations, Au-delà transforms Lafayette Anticipations into a journey evoking rituals at once ancient and contemporary, individual and collective, pagan and divine, in the search of a new sacred, a new unifying force.
While the world becomes increasingly wounded and desecrated and people seem more detached from the magic and power of the earth, the desire to invent and reinvent rituals and languages which would enable us to reach the sacred can be seen as a reaction to the degradation of the living, a counterculture responding to the general profanity of life.
The subject of ritual — what makes us chant and dance, laugh and cry, dwell and transcend — tells a part of the history of our humanity while also outlining the one we hope to invent. Unfolding like a choreographed rite itself through new, as well as rarely exhibited historical, modern, and contemporary works from the fields of art, music, fashion, and theatre, Au-delà takes us into a world in constant transformation, pulling us “beyond”, deeper into ourselves and through the layers of time in order to reinforce our presence in the now.