CCNL presenteerde (ge)mis in de St. Josephkerk Utrecht
21 – 23 november 2019
12.00 – 17.00 uur
Churches in the Netherlands are not used anymore for what they were intended to. On behalf of the Dutch Institute for Cultural Heritage, the Crafts Council Nederland initiated to shine a new light on the St. Josephkerk in Utrecht. The inside of the church delivers an astonishing handcrafted heritage, that gives a common starting point for new interpretations and for the learning of techniques of contemporary applications.
The inside of the St.Josephkerk was made by means of various traditional techniques. Crafts Council Nederland invited two young craftperson, Lisa Konno and Boris de Beijer to examine what role symbolism, rituals and spirituality plays in our society, now and in the future. It is this research that the crafters translate into new objects that were inspired by St.Josephskerk. These new objects were displayed from the 21 to 23 November in St.Josephkerk in Utrecht. During these days several workshops and tours through the church took place, visitors were welcome to participate.
Kerk en Kunst
In the Netherlands one finds a great amount of churches throughout the country. These religious buildings are dear to the Dutch people’s hearts, despite the decreasing number of active church goers. Most people, especially among the younger demographic have little to no knowledge of the meaning that lays behind these impressive buildings. If we want to preserve these iconic churches, it is important to educate about the historical meaning behind these beautiful monuments. Therefore, the Dutch Institution of Cultural Heritage initiated ‘’Kerk en Kunst’’ (Church and Arts), which was partly realised by the programme ‘’Future of religious heritage’’. Various partners, among others the Crafts Council Nederland are presenting their ideas for a sustainable future of churches.
Pictures: Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, Ruben Schipper