December 15, 1999 until Januari 21, 2000
Oh My God is a manifestation in which visual artists, designers, architects, filmmakers and publicists expressed contemporary viewpoints and representations of spirituality. To an increasing extent, western religions are making way for more individual and less restrictive forms of spirituality, allowing people to express their sense of spirituality by erecting house altars or home memorials and ascribing extraordinary or spiritual significance to everyday obejcts, images, illustrations and brand names. The manifestation Oh My God was made up of a film week, lectures, a contest and an exhibition in MU. The exhibition 'Hedendaagse altaren en devotie'(Contemporary altars and devotion) presented thematically inspired installations. Besides photographs entered by the visitors, the exhibition contained work by Gerrit van Bakel, Antoine Berghs, Eduardo Llanos Bustamante, Wim Cuyvers, Ernst Dullemond, Niels van Eijk, Joris Jacobs, Theo van Keulen, Erik Nap, Paul de Nooijer, Menno de Nooijer and Nilton Moreira da Silva. The design of the exhibtion was carried out by ANA Architecten. In a competition held by the Gemeente Eindhoven in partnership with the property developer and the parish council of the former Judas Taddeuskerk, people were asked for proposals to put back the main altar and various other religious attributes in the square in front of the former church. Inez van der Spek (author of 'Eindeloze Lichamen') and Peter Mason (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis) gave lectures in the Auditorium in De Witte Dame.
Gerrit van Bakel, Antoine Berghs, Eduardo Llanos Bustamante, Wim Cuyvers, Ernst Dullemond, Niels van Eijk, Joris Jacobs, Theo van Keulen, Erik Nap, Paul de Nooijer, Menno de Nooijer