Coda Museum: Beauty Of The Battle

25 maart 2019In Arts, Shows, Reviews, News

The Beauty Of The Battle on show in CODA Museum Apeldoorn

Violence, struggle and hatred often evoke disgust. Despite, the combat and its beauty fascinate. For example, if it is depicted in a dance performance or in an art work. In Beauty of the Battle, CODA Museum Apeldoorn confronts the visitor with this contrast. The exhibition explores the boundaries of hate and love, danger and beauty. Beauty of the Battle unites painting, sculpture, performance art, installations and dance. CODA director Carin Reinders cordially invites you to the opening of Beauty of the Battle on Sunday September 30.

Struggle and violence in art

The exhibition takes the visitor through the broad spectrum of violence in the visual arts. Seemingly seeking the motives of man. This has been fascinated by the fight for a long time. We see historical representations of ferocious Japanese warriors from Hokusai. These are displayed alongside rare Indian miniatures of hunting riders. Heroic art is the prelude to contemporary works of art that address contemporary themes

Inner world versus outer world

In today’s society, the display of violence has become almost normal. Every day we are confronted with brutal violence in the media. Violence is glorified in video games and movies. Closer to home, personal conflicts surrounding identity and sexual orientation or sexual violence play a role. These themes are also discussed on social media. In the sports competitions, the audience enjoys the confrontations between athletes. For the artists in Beauty of the Battle, forms of violence or combat are a source of inspiration. They depict this in their own forms, in their own ways and with their own materials. Sometimes an artist reflects on what is happening in the outside world. Often the own inner world is also the starting point.

The aim of the Stokroos Foundation is: the (financial) support and sponsorship of art and culture expressions, in particular visual art and design-visual artist Patrick Koster, received a contribution from the Foundation for his participation in the Beauty of The Battle exhibition at Museum Coda Apeldoorn

Stichting Stokroos Utrecht
Patrick Koster’s participation was made possible thanks to support from Stichting Stokroos Utrecht