on THE MONK
In our municipality of Alphen-Chaam still exists the remains of an old and the only Commandery in the Netherlands of the Knights Templars, a monks order dating back to the Middle Ages; they were crusaders. The inhabitants of our region were liable to a monastery of yet another monks order, 50 kilometers away. The monks had a predominant role in life in the past times. They managed the lands, they built the monasteries, the churches and the hospitals, protected the pilgrims, farmers and the citizens. They made the rules, wrote the books. They preceded in the rituals of spiritual life and were the guards of civilization and morality. Throughout the world and in all religions and civilizations are people like our monks. Both men and women. Even in each human being lurks a monk, a moralist, a dedicated person and with the desire to live in peace and regularity, occasionally in the seclusion of the surrounding world. There is also being mocked with this misunderstood eccentrics. For example, in the works of Hieronymus Bosch many a monk and saint are represented, for good and for evil. Antony in temptation, John as a scholar and writer, a flying monk, a drunken monk, etc. Not every monk was a good guy, not every bad guy was a monk.
In co-operation with Landstad De Baronie and the Jheronimus Bosch Art Center
The Museum of Instant Images invites you to send your contrubution on the theme:
IS THERE A MONK IN YOU?
Free size. Free medium. No returns. No fees.
Deadline 25.01.2019 - Exhibition in 2019 during the symposium
Expedition Templar in Alphen-Chaam / 26 th January 2019
Deadline 31.03.2019 - Exhibition in the Jheronimus Bosch Art Center
in ‘s-Hertogenbosch - NL / May to October 2019
Online gallery: monk-project.blogspot.com
Documentation to all participants, representing the theme,
offensive contributions will not be exhibited.
Send your contribution to:
ColoriMii / The Museum of Instant Images
Beckershagen 15 - Chaam - 4861 SE
The Netherlands – NL
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.colori.nl