Peace is the heart of almost every religion, and yet countless wars are waged in the name of God. Religion reconciles, but it also creates conflict. Religion. Healing. Dividing takes you along the delicate balance between religion, war and peace through the ages. Although World War I was not a religious conflict, even then religion was never far away. Both parties believed to have God on their side. And soldiers, endlessly waiting in the muddy trenches, among horror and despair, sought refuge in their faith.
What is the meaning of religion in times of conflict and reconciliation? How does it affect the way people experience faith? And what is the impact on the arts? This exhibition offers no immediate answers. Instead it stimulates reflection on the significance of religion in today's diverse society.
Religion. Healing. Dividing displays historical cultural objects from religious collections and museums, next to contemporary art of Yael Bartana, Michael Rakowitz and Wael Shawky.