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Christian Boltanski at the Oude Kerk

A radical, site-specific exhibition

Christian Boltanski has a great exposition in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam. In his exposition he has used the entire church for his installations. Be amazed by his grand installations that are amplified by the décor of the beautiful old church in the Red Light District.

“What will come after our life has come to an end” – NA

He has named this exposition NA. During the exposition you will see Boltanski’s view on the theme “What will come after our life has come to an end”.  On the gravestone floor, the artist designed a labyrinth of tombs suspended above the graves, creating new perspectives and an architectural layer that emphasizes our predecessors.

Visitors can also contribute their voices to the exhibition. In a confessional chair with contemporary design you can whisper the names of people buried in the church. A recording of the whispers will be played during the following weeks in the choir. Over time, all of the whispers will be turned into a comprehensive soundscape that remains as an intangible part of the Oude Kerk.


Oude Kerk


Oudekerksplein 23, Amsterdam

Start Date

25 January 2018 (this event is over)

End Date

29 April 2018 (this event is over)


Opening Hours

daily from 10:00 – 18:00, Sundays 13:00 – 17:30


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