Although this program has manifested at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, it began some time ago in a conversation with Ian Sweetman Roshi, a Zen Buddhist teacher. He pointed out that my approach to curating exhibitions, and interest in the audience’s reception of them, was similar to the fundamental teaching of conditioned arising. This teaching says that all causes and conditions arise and cease interdependently. Looking into this as well as ecological feminism, the development of this program brought me to Martine Batchelor.
Martine Batchelor (b. 1953, France) is a Zen teacher and teaches meditation retreats worldwide. She was a Zen Buddhist nun in Korea for ten years and is the co-editor of "Buddhism and Ecology" and editor of "Women on the Buddhist Path". She is the author of several books including her forthcoming book "Let Go: a Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits". She is attentive to meditation in daily life, Buddhism and social action, religion and women issues, Zen and its history factual and legendary.