“Pain is whatever the experiencing person says it is, existing whenever and wherever the person says it does.”–Margo McCaffery, 1968
The exhibition Beyond the Pain explores the significance of the quotation by the American pain therapist, combining the universal theme of overcoming pain with contemporary art. Although pain and suffering are viewed as negative, they can also give pleasure, cleanse the mind, unleash unsuspected powers and trigger personal development. The exhibition presents works by twelve renowned artists which prompt us to reflect with our senses on our own view of the world.
An archetypal key visual for the exhibition represents the topic of overcoming pain. It appears on the various promotional materials.