Markets And Mystics

Author: Rachel Kupferman
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Arguably, since the Enlightenment, religion has less and less of a role to play in art. As secularism dictates, religion does not have a place in the art world. However, there is a new space, where religious art is accepted in major art world institutions. In these cases, the works are by non-Euro-American artists. This thesis looks at the art and the public presence of three artists of different religious backgrounds, geographies and art practices to investigate their crossover nature. The artists of focus are Zhuan Huan (Performance and sculptural work, China), Sopheap Pich (Sculpture, Cambodia), and Adi Nes (Photography, Israel). Through a study it is possible to find that contemporary religious art creates a new space where secularism can accommodate mysticism. Unfortunately, the Western art world's exclusive embrace of non-Euro-American works suggests traces of Orientalism and Exoticism. This presents a counter-argument: an artist's integration into the market could be seen as a version of colonialism and market-driven exoticism. Should this suggestion be confirmed, these barrier breaking Asian artists would not prove that contemporary religious art creates a new space where secularism can accommodate the sacred. This neo-colonialist attitude is a point of critique for the global contemporary art world that sees itself through an egalitarian lens.
The Art of Religion
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Maarten Delbeke
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-01 - Publisher: Routledge

Bernini and Pallavicino, the artist and the Jesuit cardinal, are closely related figures at the papal courts of Urban VIII and Alexander VII, at which Bernini was the principal artist. The analysis of Pallavicino's writings offers a new perspective on Bernini's art and artistry and allow us to understand the
Eye Floaters in the Art and Religion of Indigenous Cultures
Language: en
Pages: 65
Authors: Floco Tausin
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-29 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

We all have them, most of us see them, but only a few people pay attention to them: the scattered, transparent and mobile dots and strands in our field of vision. In ophthalmology, they are called "eye floaters" and explained as vitreous opacities. But is this explanation correct? In this
Religion in the Art of Archaic and Classical Greece
Language: en
Pages: 476
Authors: Tyler Jo Smith
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-18 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Art and religion are both well-attested and much-studied aspects of ancient Greek life, yet their relationship is not perfectly understood. Religion in the Art of Archaic and Classical Greece presents an important rethinking of these two categories. The book examines not only how and where religious activity is presented visually
The Science and Art of Religion (Classic Reprint)
Language: en
Pages: 534
Authors: Samuel Biggar Giffen McKinney
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-17 - Publisher: Forgotten Books

Excerpt from The Science and Art of Religion The design exhibited on the cover has been taken from a jewel which is highly prized by freemasons, but I have ventured to place a blazing star in the centre, instead of the human face with the compasses and sphere. Freemasonry appears
Philosophy, Art, and Religion
Language: en
Authors: Gordon Graham
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-07 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

At a time when religion and science are thought to be at loggerheads, art is widely hailed as religion's natural spiritual ally. Philosophy, Art, and Religion investigates the extent to which this is true. It charts the way in which modern conceptions of 'Art' often marginalize the sacred arts, construing