STATION 10. Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments 

Masha Trebukova: Anywhere, Anytime,installation consisting of Columbarium, eight panels, 60 × 290 cm, and How to spend it, six books made of the supplement of a newspaper. trebukova.net

The torture and humiliations continue. Jesus is robbed of his clothes. Today we also read daily news headlines of people being degraded in so many ways. Masha Trebukova spent months painting pictures of the news on newspaper. The artist: “The columbarium (a wall with urns, used in the Roman Empire as a last resting place) is a warning. The pictures on the columbaria of that time pointed to the hereafter. I painted current pictures of the news as a wall of urns to indicate what violence can lead to. Where does it stop? Will it ever stop?”

All pages of a magazine, a supplement of a daily paper, were also painted with news images, resulting in the series How to spend it. Each page reveals painful discrepancies in our daily acts. How long can we ignore the plunder of human dignity?

The Stations of the Cross give hope today to people whose stories are marked by events or circumstances similar to those in the passion story. The road of Jesus is the road of the unjust sentence, torture, innocent and lonely suffering, death—but it is also a road that leads to resurrection.

Location: Mozes en Aäronkerk (Moses and Aaron Church), Waterlooplein 207, the home church of the Community of Sant’Egidio. The members of this community purpose to walk with people who are suffering. They make friends with the homeless and refugees, young and old, in the city. Through friendship, they want to offer hope for a new and better life.

text: Anikó Ouweneel