Ex Oriente – Isaac and the white elephant, Aachen

Our references include the nationally acclaimed culture historical exhibition “Ex Oriente
– Isaac and the white elephant” in Aachen. This dealt with a journey of Emperor
Charlemagne’s emissary Isaac to Baghdad: a convergence of Christianity, Judaism
and Islam. In summer 2003 Ex Oriente was opened by the German President Thierse
and exceeded expectations with more than 90,000 attendees. The exhibition’s curators
were Prof. Dr Wolfgang Dreßen, Dr Georg Minkenberg and Prof. Dr Adam C. Oellers.
High quality exhibits of international origin supported by contemporary art, such as by
Shirin Neshat, were shown in the historical rooms of Aachen Cathedral, the cloisters
and coronation hall.

Photos: Karin Hessmann