Art between Veneration, Prohibition and Destruction.

Irving, A. (Organiser), Wijnia, L. (Chair)

Activiteit: Organising and contributing to an event Academic


Have you ever wondered which challenges are faced by curators of religious art? Dr. Martin Rademacher made the exhibition "BILD MACHT RELIGION" in the Kunstmuseum Bochum. He will share his experiences during this lecture, followed by a Q&A with the audience.How to Curate Religious Art?How to Curate Religious Art?The role of images is contested in religious traditions. While some religious traditions appreciate images and statues to the point of venerating them, others are critical, to say the least, about (re-)presenting the divine in the media of art. Contemporary art takes up these issues, adopts and transforms them. The exhibition – a cooperative project organized by the art museum of Bochum and the Center for Religious Studies (CERES) at Ruhr University Bochum – displays artifacts from different regions and times with a focus on Christian traditions. The objects highlight the whole spectrum of positions towards images reaching from reflected criticism to violent destruction; often within one and the same religious tradition. The talk will present the central ideas behind the exhibition as well as the challenges involved in its preparation and set-up.
Martin Radermacher (Invited speaker)
Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien

LocatieGroningen, Netherlands
Mate van erkenningInternational