Contemplating the spiritual in contemporary art
Contemplating the Spiritual in Contemporary Art
7 June – 13 July 2019 Private View: Thursday 6 June 2019 | 6.30–8.30 pm
Although progressive Western thought appears to view religion as an outdated superstition rendered irrelevant by scientific progress, this does seem to be an erroneous idea if one casts one’s net wider and takes a look at the power that the Pope still wields for a multitude of Christians world-wide, the enormous pull of the Muslim religion on its many proselytes and the importance of the Jewish religion not just in Israel but also in the various diasporas around the world. The attendees may be dwindling particularly in Churches, in many western countries but there appears to be no dwindling at all in the search for a spiritual meaning to existence. Where, in some places, the state religion is falling away there has been a marked increase in interest in oriental religions and the mystical in general. Buddhism in particular has increased greatly in many Western societies. Most alternative medical disciplines are steeped in an essentially spiritual, holistic understanding of the world.
rosenfeld porcini is delighted to present ‘Contemplating the Spiritual in Contemporary Art’ which was born out of wishing to look at the distinction between Western and Oriental approaches to spirituality and what it can tell us about the different ways we try to find meaning in our lives. The gallery will be divided into three separate sections. The first room will examine the responses of a group of artists to the stories in the Old and New testaments and their roots in human drama.
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