Posts Tagged ‘religion’

Yael Bartana at Pérez Art Museum Miami

Yael Bartana. Inferno, 2013 (video still); HD video with sound; 18 minutes. Courtesy of the Artist; Petzel, New York; Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam; and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.

To say that Yael Bartana’s latest film, Inferno, opens in epic fashion would be a bit of an understatement. Accompanied by a dramatic score, the initial shot begins with a flyover of an expansive forest, which suddenly opens up to the colossal cityscape of São Paulo. Dominating the frame, the city appears as a vast empire, an allusion that sets up the rest of the film. The[.....]

Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art at Contemporary Jewish Museum

Nam June Paik, TV Buddha

In an era when organized religion is losing its hold on the industrialized world, it may seem strange that curators would want to reengage with spirituality when considering Western Modernism of the past one hundred years. Stranger still that a museum focused on exploring the contemporary shape of Jewish life would take an interest in exhibiting work by practicing Buddhists, Muslims, Christians, and New Age[.....]

Joe Johnson: Mega Churches

Joe Johnson‘s photographic project Mega Churches is currently on view at Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston SC.  The mega church, which can be found throughout the United States, hosts a large congregation of 2,000+ evangelical worshipers and a production of often-televised religious spectacle.  It is a highly relevant subject for the contemporary visual artist to explore as the literal Biblical interpretations such mega churches[.....]