Posts Tagged ‘art’

October 2nd, 2013

CFP: Working with A Secular Age

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On March 6-8, 2014, the University of Bern will host an international conference entitled “Working with A Secular Age: Interdisciplinary Reflections on Charles Taylor’s Conception of the Secular.”

October 4th, 2012

Spiritualism and visual romanticism

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TIF editor at large, John Lardas Modern, reviews Charles Colbert’s recent publication, Haunted Visions: Spiritualism and American Art.

February 13th, 2012

Religion and the body

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The Scholar & Feminist Online, an e-journal published by the Barnard Center for Research on Women, recently launched a special issue on religion and the body.

October 29th, 2011

Sacred Spaces in Profane Buildings: closing ceremony and panel discussion

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On November 5, 2011, there will be a closing ceremony for the Sacred Spaces in Profane Buildings exhibition curated by Matilde Cassani, hosted by Storefront for Art and Architecture. The event will feature a panel discussion with Courtney Bender, Columbia University, Department of Religion; Maria Gonzales Pendas, GSAPP Columbia University; Patricia Bellucci, Fordham Center on Religion and Culture; along with representatives from religious communities and individuals who submitted to the project’s open call.

October 3rd, 2011

Atheism and religious art

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The Guardian has been hosting a series of posts on the question of whether faith is necessary in order to appreciate religious art. A post by Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin highlights the recent work of atheist artist David Mach to contest the assumption that religious art is necessarily made by believers

August 22nd, 2011

Sacred spaces in profane buildings

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Opening on September 13th, Storefront for Art and Architecture will present “Sacred Spaces in Profane Buildings: a New York Archive,” a project by Matilde Cassani.  This collaborative project is open for submissions and seeks to explore the hidden landscape of New York religious life.

August 17th, 2011

Religiosity, censorship, and art

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Catholic Culture reports that Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales of Manila has “called for prayers of reparation for a blasphemous art exhibit.” What art exhibit, you ask? “Kulo,” a controversial and recently-shut-down exhibition at the Cultural Center of the Philippines features, in particular, pieces by artist Mideo Cruz.

July 26th, 2011

A whole earth

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Brook Wilensky-Lanford shares her thoughts on the closing MoMa exhibit “Access to Tools: Publications from the Whole Earth Catalog, 1968-1974.”

February 22nd, 2011

Figuring American Spirituality

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After attending a February 10th discussion with multimedia artist Laurie Anderson at Columbia University, Columbia Religion Professor Courtney Bender wrote a response that reflects on the roles of technology, spirituality, and religion in American society.

January 11th, 2011

Tune in to Frequencies

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The Immanent Frame, in cooperation with the award-winning religion magazine Killing the Buddha, is launching Frequencies, a project curated by Kathryn Lofton and John Lardas Modern seeking to commence a “collaborative genealogy of spirituality.” The curators have begun circulating a call for artworks to be included alongside a series of texts in prose and verse that will be published over the course of one-hundred days during the spring of 2011 on the project website. Artists working in visual media are asked to submit their work to the curators by March 15, 2011, who will pass it on to a panel for evaluation by March 30.