The h3h biennial took place from June 3 to July 16, 2023.
For the third time in 2023, the monasteries of the Heilige Driehoek in the North Brabant town of Oosterhout provided the special stage for a contemporary art biennial of international stature. The h3h biennial (formerly Biennial Art in the Heilige Driehoek) carried Faith as its theme in 2023.
Invited by curators Hendrik Driessen and Rebecca Nelemans, 24 artists from home and abroad showed new and existing works inspired by the unique location and its rich historical and spiritual traditions. They were Ghada Amer, Maarten Baas, David Bade, Marwan Bassiouni, David Claerbout, Delphine Courtillot, Anne Geene, Lisette de Greeuw, Loek Grootjans, Elise ‘t Hart, Frank Havermans, Laura Henno, Ann Veronica Janssens, Folkert de Jong, Alicja Kwade, Rudy Luijters, Rick van Meel, Paulien Oltheten, Kathrin Schlegel, Fiona Tan, Fran Van Coppenolle, Ine Vermee, Wessel Verrijt and Dré Wapenaar.
Also selected were works by the late artists Piet den Blanken and JCJ Vanderheyden.
The curators place great value on the connection an artist manages to make with his or her work to a specific location within the monastery area and the theme of Faith. The symbiosis that arises between the work and the place was guiding in the choice of artists. The artworks that were shown ranged from paintings, sculptures, (sound) installations, photography and video, to monumental interventions in the landscape.
The second biennial with the theme of Hope could be visited from 10 July to 15 August 2021. The third edition in 2023 had Faith as its theme, while that for the first art event in 2017 was Love.