Once upon a time, in a not so far away place called Binnengasthuisstraat, VOX-POP was born. It was a scheduled delivery, nonetheless it was a very intentional and idealistic one. VOX-POP was created to stimulate new encounters between people and broaden their perspectives. A place where the academia meets the city, where art meets science, where society meets culture. Humanities Ever After is a group exhibition that celebrates our 5th birthday.
Our perception of the world around us depends on the stories we tell each other. Stories are known to have many different forms, from an academic lecture or research paper to a sculpture or a theatre play. Some stories aim to be an objective and truthful representation of the world we live in. Whilst other stories are created to tickle our imagination and challenge us to dream. All together they create our humanities and shape the way we human.
All the works in this group exhibition are related to themes within the Humanities. Which words do we use to label the world around us? Is the relationship we have with our parents all decisive? How culturally determined are our birthday celebrations? These and many more questions are waiting for you in the exhibition. Time to celebrate and explore the art of being human. Let the humanities live happily ever after!
Humanities Ever After was on show in VOX-POP from October 2020 to February 2021. Due to COVID-19 measures the exhibition was closed for the majority of this time. As an alternative, we created this digital impression of the exhibition with a short video tour and information on all the 13 artworks on show. Humanities Ever After is curated by VOX-POP and designed by Spatial Motion. The exhibition includes works by Anna Püschel, Erdem Çolak, Grazia Gallo, Igor Lenting, Layla May Arthur, Lisbeth Luft, Max Eyschen, Michal Noy, Noëlle van den Dungen, Rini Brakkee, Rosa Klerkx, Su Melo and Vere van der Veen.