The collective unconscious consists of the sum of the instincts and their correlates, the archetypes. Just as everybody possesses instincts, so he also possesses a stock of archetypal images.
- CARL GUSTAV JUNG
Johan Tahon’s Wir überleben das Licht, was a highly successful retrospective exhibition at the Bonnefanten Museum in the Netherlands. Running throughout the winter of 2018, the exhibition presented new and existing works by the Belgian sculptor. As part of the show, and inspired by Tahon's work, the German poet and singer Till Lindemann, frontman of the band Rammstein, wrote five poems. Exhibited alongside Tahon’s sculptures, they illustrated that Johan Tahon and Till Lindemann share the same sensibility, much like Auguste Rodin and Rainer Maria Rilke did more than a century ago.
Providing a unique opportunity to experience the work of Johan Tahon – in combination with Till Lindemann’s poems and Sandor Lubbe’s photographs – ES developed out of the Bonnefanten Museum’s crossover project.