Death Matters, Tropenmuseum, exhibition


Yang Jiechang, Underground Flowers, 1989-2009. Photo © Tropenmuseum

The exhibition Death Matterson diplay at the Tropenmuseum between 2011-2012, showed how people from all over the world deal with death. Different aspects of death, such as  leave-taking, mourning and commemorating, were examined through personal stories, films, objects and contemporary art. Visitors were stimulated to compare their own experiences with those of others and reflect on concepts of life, death and the hereafter.

As curatorial trainee I was co-responsible for researching, selecting and requesting contemporary art works by international artists such as Marina Abramovic, Yang Jiechang, Jan Fabre and Carlos Amorales.