The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art at the Millennium will explore the complex relationship of contemporary art to Judaism and Christianity and highlight recent tendencies in art that have been ignored in art discourse by the largely secular art world.
Artists Christian Eckart and Osvaldo Romberg and The Aldrich Museum's director Harry Philbrick are presently curating this group exhibition, which will use all the galleries of the Museum, plus venues around Ridgefield chosen in partnership with local churches and synagogues. The curators will focus on artists whose work is for them an act of faith, or the oppositeâ€”a vehicle to critique religion.
Qualifying criteria will also be the artist's passion for the topic being motivated by the complexity of religious beliefs in these times.
The group exhibition will include artwork by the following artists: Barbara Broughel (U.S.), Petah Coyne (U.S.), Christian Eckart (Canada), Father John B. Giuliani (U.S.), Christof Klute (Germany), Kinke Kooi (The Netherlands), Nicholas Kripal (U.S.), Osvaldo Romberg (Argentina), Andres Serrano (U.S.), Claude Simard (Canada), Michael Tracey (U.S.), James Turrell (Britain), Allan Wexler (U.S.), and Jo Yarrington (U.S.)
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