Wonde(r) 2019

The fascination with the suffering body

“Wonderful” – Kerknet “Unique” – Kerk & Leven

Pain keeps people away. And yet, thousands queued up in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe to see the suffering bodies of ecstatic ‘stigmatics’: the women that bore the wounds of Christ.

In Wonde(r) you discover the stories behind the wonder of their wounds.

Wonde(r) ran from 6 September to 31 October 2019 at KADOC, Leuven (Belgium). Those who missed it, and those who would like to revisit, can find a virtual tour and behind the scenes below or here. More info on the KADOC website.

Curators: Tine Van Osselaer, Leonardo Rossi, Kristof Smeyers

We thank Merlijn Gabel for his collaboration during the conceptual and practical preparations of Wonde(r).

An overview of press attention for Wonde(r):

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