'This sculpture incarnates a pivotal moment in the life of Jesus Christ: His suffering is initiated by Judas’ betrayal and will culminate in the crucifixion. On the previous night, in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus had hesitated for a moment to fulfill His mission because of the immense suffering that awaited Him, only to go ahead and accomplish His task. In the deliciously dark and philosophically pessimistic TV series True Detective (season 1, 2014), detective “Rust” Cohle, torn between religion and atheism, decribes this moment as follows: “It is in the Garden of Gethsemane that Jesus decided to commit suicide.”
I had not looked at it this way…'
excerpt of exhibtion text by Dirk Seghers
with Ludovic Beillard, Jot Fau, Gotscha Gosalishvili, Charles Hascoët, Delphine Hennelly, Klara Hobza, Clara-Lane Lens, Lukas Luzius Leichtle, Charles Reynolds, Julien Saudubray, Łukasz Stokłosa, Yann Nirvana Yoy & Kyvèli Zoi
Launched mid-Janaury 2023