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 – 1st of April

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Dear friends of the Cathedral of Thorns,

Join us for the Cathedral of Thorns by Night Friday 1st of April. Be prepared for a magical evening and be surprised by our charming hostess Melanta Ayon.

Enjoy a night with the short film Making Off The Cathedral of Thorns”  This night is all about young young talents: music byLila Geurts. ErwinCroes, under the guidance of the experienced guitarist Edsel Sebelon & enjoy Duo “Diruvi”

Experience an exclusive guided tour with the designer and founder of the cathedral Herman van Bergen. He would be delighted to tell you the inspiring story about the symbols that have been incorporated in the building.

Entrance ANG 35.00 / US$ 20

Presale tickets are available at The Zumpiña Shop (on the premises of Landhuis Bloemhof) & at Landhuis Bloemhof during the day (9 am – 2 pm)

Ticket sale at the door:Friday, April 1, from 7 pm at The ZumpiñaShopSanta Rosaweg #10 (Number TEN)

R S V P  Exhibition and tours are from 7.30 pm till 9.30 pm
The Cathedral of Thorns by Night, has been made possible by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied.

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

Cathedral of Thorns by Night – 4th of March

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Dear friends of the Cathedral of Thorns,
Yes! Friday 4th of March we present you another ‘Cathedral of Thorns by Night’. It will be a magical and surprising evening hosted by our charming Melanta Ayon.
We will be premiering our short movie “Inauguration 2020” (20 minutes). In addition, a unique musical experience will be brought to you by Krioyo Ensemble with Enrico Enriquez, Rhazul Sebelon and Arjen de Graaf, Instruments: cuarta, violin and piano. An exclusive guided tour with the architect and founder of the Cathedral, Herman van Bergen. He will be delighted to tell you the inspiring story about the symbols that have been incorporated in the building.
Entrance ANG 35.00 / US$ 20
Presale tickets are available at The Zumpiña Shop (on the premises of Landhuis Bloemhof) & at Landhuis Bloemhof during the day (9 am – 2 pm). Ticket sale at the door: Friday 4th of March  from 7 pm. at The Zumpiña
Shop Santa Rosaweg #10 (Number TEN). Exhibition and tours are from 7.30pm till 9.30 pm
The Cathedral of Thorns by Night, has been made possible by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied.
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Whats App: + 59995266349

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