On a terrace like this, you are guaranteed to sit like a prince(ss) on your own chair on the water’s edge, protected by a Bosch Parade parasol. You can make exclusive use of the catering and sanitary facilities. And you get free access to the Garden of Earthly Delights, the colourful breeding ground at the Citadel. Moreover, you will be supporting the Bosch Parade by enjoying it and helping to make the colourful procession of art possible.
Tickets for the Bosch Parade terraces are now available online, for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
Artists worldwide are still busy constructing and testing, composing and building, trying and cursing. The works of Bosch Parade ’22 are slowly but surely taking shape, the procession of absurdist art is coming into being.
We would like to lift a few tips of the veil and reveal the beauty that awaits you and us.
One of the artists from far away is the American Lisa Nigro, who created a furore with her interactive artworks full of fire effects for Burning Man, the annual experimental arts festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. “It has always been my dream to make art for and with communities all over the world”, Lisa explains – and that is where she and Bosch Parade found each other. In the coming weeks, Lisa will be working with (local) volunteers on her Angler Maiden, a monstrous fish made of steel and old iron, which will seduce the fishermen with its music, colours and fiery character.
CORA VAN RIJN
Bosch Parade takes place largely on the water, where the works of art float by. But artist Cora van Rijn wanted to know what could be happening below the water’s surface and created Glimp, a glimpse of the invisible underwater world – and the opener of Bosch Parade ’22. Glimp shows you for a moment what usually remains hidden in the rippling water of the Dommel River: a mysterious vision rises briefly above the surface of the water. But what is it? A sea turtle entangled in nets? A white shark? A monster? Or is it your own imagination…?
KRISTA SMULDERS AND MICHIEL UBELS
Even more fantasy with Krista Smulders & Michiel Ubels. For their artwork they asked children to let their imagination run wild. What kind of sculpture would they like to see? A flaming rocket, a hairy monster, an elegant castle, or all of these together? The result is the De legendarische lekkerbek, a huge, voracious fish that shows what our unbridled consumerism leads to.
The paintings of Hieronymus Bosch are full of visions. The medieval master knew how to depict worldly and otherworldly delights with such lifelike intensity that you don’t need a pill or LSD to see it. Antwan’s Hand depicts such an enigmatic hallucination today. As in a sultry nightclub, an exuberant jumble of party animals pays tribute to the boundless imagination. They dance ecstatically on the water, while a tower of pride and lust rises above them. Like a defiant phallus symbol, it grows, all the way to Paradise.