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St. Bavo Cathedral

Sint-Baafsplein, 9000 Gent, Belgium
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Eye-Popping Cathedral Ghent  Belgium

Eye-Popping Cathedral

LIFE – DEATH – LOVE – HATE – PLEASURE – PAIN flashed above my head in neon splendor, clicking loudly from one mysterious term to the next. Photographs are forbidden inside the Saint Bavo Cathedral but I risked hell to capture the bizarre-yet-fabulous modern art being exhibited there.

This exhibit just may have been the best thing I’ve ever seen. Such a juxtaposition. Historic building; modern images. Christian house of worship; nods towards violence, Islam, pornography. The wrath of God; devilish playfulness.

I was so, so, so impressed with the modern art exhibit at Saint Bavo, I applaud the Belgians’ open-mindedness towards art, sexuality, religion…You would never find this thought-provoking display in any church in the uptight U.S.

Of course the modern art exhibit is no longer at St. Bavo Cathedral, but it's still a must-see.

Belgium trip report: http://bit.ly/Oocgt6