Reverend Ethan Acres
Jo Harvey Allen
Mary Ellen Carroll
Barry Le Va
T. Kelly Mason
Glen Walter Rubsamen
Pauline Stella Sanchez
We all live in a world that is profoundly influenced by concepts of God. The works in the exhibition do not present conventional illustrations of established creeds, rather the artists' subjective interpretations of spirituality that collectively form a reflection of the ambiguous yet pervasive way in which this subject exists in our lives. A wide range of works by several generations of artists created in various mediums: photographs, drawings, paintings, single-channel videos and sculptures
'I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world' Georges Duhamel
Whether or not we believe in God, we all live in a world that is profoundly influenced by concepts of God. With 100 Artists See God the ICA is continuing its investigation into new possibilities of how exhibitions gain form by addressing issues that look at wider concerns of the modern world. This unique exhibition acknowledges the prevalence of religion and spirituality in contemporary art, culture and politics and brings this controversial subject to the forefront of artistic debate.
In tackling the question of how God is perceived and represented in contemporary culture, the artist-curators - John Baldessari and Meg Cranston - invited one hundred artists each to respond to the challenge of illustrating 'the divine' in a single artwork.
With a wide range of works by several generations of artists created in various mediums (photographs, drawings, paintings, single-channel videos and sculptures), 100 Artists See God deals with faith as a subject and continues the art-historical tradition of religious imagery in art, but does not necessarily reflect the doctrines to which the artists may subscribe. The works in the exhibition do not present conventional illustrations of established creeds, rather the artists' subjective interpretations of spirituality that collectively form a reflection of the ambiguous yet pervasive way in which this subject exists in our lives.
Statements have also been written by each of the participating artists discussing their work within the context of the exhibition theme.
100 Artists See God is a travelling exhibition organised and circulated by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York.
Participating Artists: Reverend Ethan Acres, Terry Allen, Jo Harvey Allen, Eleanor Antin, Brienne Arrington, David Askevold, Lillian Ball, Cindy Bernard, Andrea Bowers, Delia Brown, Edgar Bryan, Angela Bulloch, Chris Burden, Mary Ellen Carroll, Erin Cosgrove, Michael Craig-Martin, Jeremy Deller, Sam Durant, Jimmie Durham, Nicole Eisenman, Katharina Fritsch, Jonathan Furmanski, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Liam Gillick, James Gobel, Jack Goldstein, Scott Grieger, Andreas Gursky, James Hayward, Micol Hebron, Damien Hirst, Rebecca Horn, Darcy Huebler, Christian Jankowski, Larry Johnson, Mike Kelley, Mary Kelly, Martin Kersels, Nicholas Kersulis, Martin Kippenberger, Rachel Lachowicz, Norm Laich, Liz Larner, Louise Lawler, William Leavitt, Barry Le Va, Roy Lichtenstein, Jen Liu, Thomas Locher, Daria Martin, T. Kelly Mason, Rita McBride, Paul McCarthy, Carlos Mollura, JP Munro, Bruce Nauman, Jennifer Nelson, Eric Niebuhr, Leonard Nimoy, Albert Oehlen, Catherine Opie, Tony Oursler, Jorge Pardo, Simon Patterson, Hirsch Perlman, Luciano Perna, RenÃ©e Petropoulos, Raymond Pettibon, Paul Pfeiffer, Nicolette Pot, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt and Jonathan Horowitz, David Reed, Victoria Reynolds, Gerhard Richter, Susan Rothenberg, Nancy Rubins, Glen Walter Rubsamen, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Pauline Stella Sanchez, Kim Schoenstadt, Jim Shaw, Gary Simmons, Alexis Smith, Yutaka Sone, Thaddeus Strode, Diana Thater, Mungo Thomson, Thorvaldur Thorsteinsson (in collaboration with Helena Jonsdottir), Jeffrey Vallance, John Waters, Marnie Weber, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, Benjamin Weissman, James Welling, Eric Wesley, John Wesley, Franz West, Chris Wilder, Christopher Williams, Steven Wong, MÃ¥ns Wrange (in collaboration with Igor Isaksson), Mario Ybarra, Jr.
Fri 19 Nov - Sun 09 Jan 12:00 Concourse Gallery
12:00 Lower Gallery
12:00 Upper Gallery
Full Price : Â£1.50 Mon-Fri; Â£2.50 weekends.
Concession : Â£1 Mon-Fri; Â£1.50 weekends.
ICA Members : Free.
Venue(s) : Concourse Gallery.
Lower Gallery, Upper Gallery.
ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH