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Mysticism – Rituals. Stillness. Ecstasy.

15 October 2022 - 19 March 2023

Mysticism – Rituals. Stillness. Ecstasy.

Exhibition: 15 October 2022 - 19 March 2023

The exhibition Mysticism – Rituals. Stillness. Ecstasy. shows how people have been trying to transcend daily reality for centuries. Through prayer and meditation, through rosaries, music, scents and yoga poses, through pilgrimages, trance-inducing dance and drink or drugs: we continue to hope for ‘more’. Mysticism guides you through three rooms, each with its own sense-stimulating atmosphere. From rituals to stillness and from stillness to ecstasy.

Mysticism brings together antique religious art from the collection of the Limburgs Museum and the work of leading contemporary artists such as Wim Delvoye, melanie bonajo, Les Deux Garçons, Ted Noten, Rineke Dijkstra, Studio Job and Hans Op de Beeck. All these artists approach the theme of mysticism in their own way – sometimes restrained, sometimes exuberant. From poignant installations that prompt self-reflection to carnival photos and film images that evoke a smile. Come and see how Mysticism affects you.

Hubert Goltzius (1526-1583), The Last Judgement, 1557
Limburgs Museum, Venlo