The Cathedral of Thorns

The Cathedral of Thorns is a full building-sized illuminated labyrinth on the Caribbean island of Curaçao. Visitors are invited to walk through its corridors and experience an artistic journey through a troublesome history toward a bright future; both sides represented by the hostile yet beautiful thorns. To raise consciousness of the similarities between religions, the design includes symbols of today's world religions and ancient nature-based religions. The walls have niches containing objects of contemporary art by guest artists, expressing mankind's ability to change, share and collaborate through creativity. In addition, the labyrinth also functions as a stage for performances. The Cathedral of Thorns was designed by Herman van Bergen, winner of the prestigious Cola Debrot Award in 2016, and was constructed by unemployed youth. This work of art (in progress) unites all themes of Van Bergen's previous thorn-art sculptures into one expansive project: a building honoring Mother Nature and the Free Spirit that achieves change through creativity.

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Cathedral of Thorns by Night – 3rd of December

The Cathedral of Thorns by Night 
A small performance with music of Lizz & Mitch, hosted by Melanta Ayon AND some of the visual artists participating in the Cathedral of Thorns gallery will be present.
We’ll see you on the 3rd of December!
 
The Cathedral of Thorns by Night, has been made possible by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied
 
Entrance US$ 20
*Doors open for tickets – December 3, from 7 pm Santa Rosaweg #10
 
For more information check out www.cathedralofthorns.com
Please R S V P / limited seating
Email: thecathedralofthorns@gmail.com
Whats App: + 59995266349

Join us for the Cathedral of Thorns by Night Friday 5th of November.  

Dear friends of the Cathedral of Thorns,

Join us for the Cathedral of Thorns by Night Friday 5th of November.

Get ready for an amazing group of young and talented artists from Curaçao. Enjoy an evening with music, poetry and other performances during the Cathedral of Thorns by Night.

Whilst wandering through the labyrinth of the cathedral, this talented group will accompany your experience with a musical session.

Give it up for: Duo “Diruvi”, Vesuhely Americaan, Ralph Windt, Joshua Mitchell, Jayden, Melanta Ayon. Royston Hato and Chris Lopez aka CJ Opus

Entrance ANG 35.00 / US$ 20

Doors open for tickets : November 5, from 7 pm Santa Rosaweg #10 (Restaurant Number TEN)

Exhibition and tour are from 7.30 pm till 9 pm

The Cathedral of Thorns by Night, has been made possible by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied.

Please R S V P / limited seating

Email: thecathedralofthorns@gmail.com
Whats App: + 59995266349

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We are building this Cathedral of Thorns with the help of many companies.