Bosch Y Bosco journey starts on 1 april 2016
‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ journey recreated
’s-Hertogenbosch, 29 March 2016
On 1 April 2016, Bosch y Bosco will start its journey into the past and future of Hieronymus Bosch’s Europe. The programme’s compilers follow the route of the famous triptych the Garden of Earthly Delights − that was painted in ’s-Hertogenbosch − to Breda, Brussels, San Lorenzo and its current domicile Madrid. En route, artists, historians, educational and cultural institutes will interact and explore Bosch’s universe. Bosch y Bosco is a unique international cultural exchange project, connecting past and present as well as creating new cultural links in Europe.
Partners on the road
Bosch y Bosco will be utilising a number of talents to accompany the Garden of Earthly Delights to Madrid and back. One of these is contemporary artist Sjon Brands. His exhibition of bricolage birds inspired by Jheronimus Bosch will go on show in the various cities Bosch’s triptych hung in. Another is the New Royal Flaminga Band, a trio that will invite a guest soloist per city who will virtually pass the baton on to someone in the next city. The Calefax Reed Quintet will also take part, performing in various cities along the way.
Pilgrimage to Europe’s past and future
In every city, Bosch y Bosco will explore subjects related to the triptych’s journey from a historical as well as a contemporary point of view. For instance, in Breda, the Royal Military Academy will scrutinise the town’s military history since Bosch and investigate how power is currently represented. In Brussels, court culture will be the focus as will the importance of outward appearance, seduction and Burgundian morals. In Spain, Bosch y Bosco will explore what it means and meant to travel in Europe as well as the definition of intellectual property from a historical perspective.
Dorith van der Lee, one of the project’s initiators: ‘We consider this journey a pilgrimage into Europe’s past and future, and look forward to presenting its material and immaterial results to‘s-Hertogenbosch’s inhabitants in October 2016’.
Ad ‘s-Gravesande (Artistic Director Jheronimus Bosch 500): ‘If you consider the rich variety of international partners in Bosch y Bosco, it is clear that Bosch’s universe still challenges us to redefine our intellectual, cultural and artistic views on the world. This was one of the reasons for organising this commemorative year’.
Blog and documentary
Bosch y Bosco will publish a travel blog during the journey. The latter will also be documented by filmmakers Lumineus from Breda who will look back on the trip in October thereby putting the Garden of Earthly Delights’ past and present into their rightful contexts.
Programme Bosch Y Bosco
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Jheronimus Bosch 500 in 2016
The city of ’s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of the country’s most important medieval painter Hieronymus Bosch (ca. 1450-1516) in 2016 with the international Jheronimus Bosch 500 event season. His era and themes will be brought back to life by a wide range of festive events with his work as an unending source of inspiration: exceptional music, dance, theatre and circus productions, exhibitions, projects in public spaces, lightshows, books, games and apps. But also scientific research, restorations and the unique exhibition Jheronimus Bosch – Visions of genius (13 February - 8 May 2016). In this manner, Jheronimus Bosch 500 will bring the city’s most famous son back to
’s-Hertogenbosch where, at his family’s studio, he devised and created his works.
View the entire programme at www.bosch500.nl