What is sorry
What does suffering make of a person? How does a person behave in the face of suffering? Suffering can break – but it can also strengthen because it brings you closer to God. Works from seven centuries on this subject can be seen.
The exhibition “what is sorry” leads us through six chapters through the themes of expulsion from paradise, martyrdom, doubt, mourning and repentance to consolation and hope. The exhibits put together for this purpose date from seven centuries, from the Gothic manuscript of the early 15th century to works that were created especially for the exhibition. There are leading figures from the Christian pictorial tradition such as Job, Christ on the Mount of Olives, the Pieta, holy martyrs, repentant Peter, the depressed King Saul, but also patron saints and the guardian angel. The juxtaposition of old, classically modern and contemporary art opens up a unique arc of tension through art and cultural history.
The exhibition was supported by numerous artists with works that were partly inspired by radical personal experiences and that find extremely individual approaches to the subject of >>suffering<<. There are works by Linde Waber, Julia Faber, Simon Schober, Michael Endlicher, Thomas Naegerl, Hans Robert Pippal, Susane Geister and many others in the exhibition. Especially between the works from different epochs there are often astonishing parallels that show that the subject of >>suffering<< is a phenomenon that has affected and moved people at all times across all cultures and worldviews.