De Nieuwe Kerk: Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present - HELLO AMSTERDAM
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PUBLICATION DATE: 12-11-2018

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Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present in De Nieuwe Kerk

A special collection of modern and ancient pieces


De Nieuwe Kerk (The New Church) presents the exhibition Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present. Admire ancient and contemporary art from world renowned artists and pieces lend by private collectors, the Rijksmuseum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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One of the highlights is a standing Buddha from the fifth/sixth century, measuring over two meters high. Other ancient works revolve around the life of Siddhartha, better known as the Buddha. His birth, enlightenment and death symbolize Buddhist belief and form the narrative of the exhibition. The oldest objects date all the way back to the third century A.D.

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Personal loan from Dalai Lama 

On Saturday 15 September the Dalai Lama performed the official opening of the new exhibition during a closed event. A unique thangka from his personal collection has been made available for the exhibition. The scroll painting, made in Tibet, is one of a series illustrating the story of Buddha’s life.

The contemporary pieces are made by internationally famous artists like Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono and Tony Feher. Some of the works are created specially for this exhibition.

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Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present will run until February 2019 and is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For tickets visit the website of De Nieuwe Kerk.

Editor: Nina van Wijk


Location

De Nieuwe Kerk

Address

Gravenstraat 17, Amsterdam

Start Date

30 September 2018

End Date

03 February 2019

Web

www.nieuwekerk.nl/

Opening Hours

Daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.




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