The Leyden Vision by Tim Govermans. (Photos: Key City).
On Tuesday evening, Trinity opened in Hooglandse Kerk. Gallery of triptychs of all kinds by twelve Leiden artists. The organization was in the hands of Tim Govermans and Case Kranenberg. The program consists of a scientific, vocal and dance part. The evening was presented by the director of the Musée de Lackenhall, Tania Elstjust.
Carla Inters was at the opening and reported above.
Leids Kamerkoor opened with a trio of beautiful harmonious vocals. A special performance with beautiful voices at Hooglandse Kerk. The scientific part was presented by the artist Vincent Ecke with the lecture “Pythagorean Hawks Boxes”. Then biologist Manon de Visser gave a lecture in English about her fascination with DNA and mutation. She showed how nature, evolution and science can be sources of inspiration for art and culture. After her lecture, Dr. Hein van Dongen talks about music, philosophy and architecture. To illustrate and bring the story to life, he played short pieces of rock and blues music. Then came the turn of the poet Renee Oscam. Under the motto “Art is medicine,” he presented a somewhat autobiographical triptych in poetic form with the titles Water, Routine, and Lifelong.
Leiden’s Dansblok dance group performed “Echo” that speaks of expectations, hope and pride. “Because unconsciously, in order to create our own identity, we always imitate the other and consciously mirror the others,” was the introduction by Tanja Elstgeest.
The gallery consists of triptychs in a variety of forms, including sculpture, installations, paintings, and video art. Artists are: Kasper Wassen, Alart Lacky, Inge Risperman, Kees Kranenberg, Remy de Linney, Margolene van Haasteren, Isaac Zwartjes, Theis Keelder, Paul Kramers, Peter Zur, Vincent Eke and Tim Govermans.
The works are inspired by the classic triptychs, including The Last Judgment by Lucas van Leyden. “The classic theme of the trio is Heaven, Earth, and Hell and I’ve tried to portray that in my own way,” Juffermans says. “When I completed the work with the Latin name Apocalypsis Leydenensis (Leyden’s Vision), I wanted to return it to its original location, a cathedral-like church, and then invited a number of other artists to show their work with them.”
“You can see that all the artists have been inspired in different ways by the triptych, which is a very old form of painting. This fits in nicely with the decor of the Hooglandse Kerk. I really think it’s a pleasure to see and experience this evening,” said Tania Elstjust.
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