Contemporary art has an important place in the exhibition
As many well-known and lesser-known artists have been inspired by the theme of healing power.
Freud White Sacrifice by Sokari Douglas Camp is the first work you see when you enter the exhibition. In this work, she portrays her vision of psychoanalysis as a typically Western approach to psychological problems.
On a big screen, you will see Maria Abramovic with her performance The artist is present. Joseph Beuys’s work I Like America and America Likes Me is part of the exhibition as well. Damian Hirst's work The altar is an expression of the recurring theme in his oeuvre: life and death. In this particular work, he depicts how the pharmaceutical industry has gradually taken the place of religion. Haitian artist Edouard Duval Carrié’s impressive work After Heade - Cascade and Hummingbirds is also shown. A nocturnal landscape of glitter glue - like a fairy tale, but definitely not an innocent landscape. The work refers to the colonial history of Haiti and the inner world of Vodou.
Other artists whose work has been included in the exhibition:
Boris van Berkum
Santiago Rodríguez Olazábal
Mathilde ter Heijne
Belkis Ayón Manso
Jorge Manes Rubio