July 2, 2019“Less is more” is on display until January 2020 at Museum Voorlinden. How can it be that we in the West – in an era in which our standard of living is higher than ever – are still constantly wanting more? Our smartphones keep us in contact with the world twenty-four hours a day. The result is constant overstimulation. We are always “on”, and we don’t quite know how to manage it. The gratification is fleeting, while the emptiness endures. Yet a counter-movement is emerging. Chefs advocate simple, authentic cuisine. Organisational gurus write books filled with tips on reducing clutter. Fashion designers practically chant the mantra: buy less, choose well. The Tiny House movement continues to grow. And we find meaning in the pursuit of a zero-waste existence. Minimalism seems to be the new way of life.