Exhibition view, "Stage of Being"

Exhibition reflects on fundamental questions of human existence

(Wassenaar, Netherlands)

“Who are we? Where do we come from? What are we doing here?” – these are some of the fundamental questions of existence humans ask themselves. In “Stage of Being”, group show that starts this Friday, February 9th, at the Voorlinden, 44 artists, including Henrique Oliveira, present, through their work, depictions of human’s emotions, thoughts and instincts.  

Faced with feelings of emptiness, loneliness and fear, caused by the lack of something to guide and motivate human’s actions, man seeks something to fill this blank, relying, above all, on himself. This context creates even more doubts and insecurities. Here, the exhibition suggests that art could be a way to self-awareness. Art can hold up a mirror to mankind.

Sometimes proposing a raw and confrontational reflection, sometimes indirect and enshrouded, “Stage of Being” discusses who we are, how we present ourselves and how we will be remembered long after we are gone.



“Stage of Being”, group show featuring Ai Weiwei, Francis Alÿs, John Armleder, Silvia B., Hans Bellmer, Alighiero e Boetti, Louise Bourgeois, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Joseph Cornell, Tony Cragg, John DeAndrea, Tacita Dean, Rineke Dijkstra, Tracey Emin, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Anya Gallaccio, Daan van Golden, Antony Gormley, Jeppe Hein, Rebecca Horn, Pieter Hugo, Thomas I’Anson, JocJonJosch, Jonathan Brantschen & Joschi Herczeg, Jannis Kounelli, Guillermo Kuitca, Mark Manders, Annette Messager, Henrique Oliveira, Henk Peeters, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Quynh Dong, Janis Rafa, Oscar Santillan, Shiu Jin, Jan Sluijters, Daniel Spoerri, Thomas Struth, Esther Tielemans, Jérôme Touron, Joana Vasconcelos, Johan de Wit, Robert Zandvliet
On view from February 9th through June 6th 2018

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