The Life of Buddha, the way to now

Two worlds collide in a new exhibition about the life of Buddha at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. Expect centuries-old objects from as far back as the third century and more recent contemporary pieces from 2018. The essence of Buddhism is enlightenment, a state you achieve by becoming aware of the here and now. The exhibition features antique art that tells the life story of Siddhartha Gautama, or Buddha, while contemporary artists represent the 'now'. Expect Ai Weiwei's iconic trees to occupy a key position with works by contemporary figures such as Yoko Ono, Kohei Nawa, and Salvador Breed.