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On the move

6 May 2022 - 28 August 2022

Join us on a journey along religious routes, meet holy companions and visit places of pilgrimage.

People are constantly on the move. Often with a purpose. Well-thought-out or simply unavoidable. In religion 'taking to the road' is a frequently occurring and expressive motif: a path to be followed. Moved or driven by faith, people have been travelling for centuries: Biblical figures, missionaries, pilgrims, refugees...

On the move takes us on a journey along religious routes, meeting holy companions and visiting places of pilgrimage. This thematic exhibition sheds light on various aspects of being 'on the road' in religion. People have been treading such paths since the very beginning: expelled from Paradise, fleeing Pharaohs and Kings… or like countless thousands of believers, choosing to go on a pilgrimage.

Even nowadays, many believers are on the move: forced to flee because of their faith. This exhibition therefore tells a story of both past and present. And as always, we bring age-old art and heritage objects into dialogue with the work of contemporary artists.

The exhibition places religious heritage in dialogue with works by contemporary artists Sven 't Jolle, Karl Philips, Aslan Goisum and Erkan Ozgen.