On the strange place of religion in contemporary art by James Elkins

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Published by Routledge in New York, London .

Written in English

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Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Art and religion,
  • Modernism (Art),
  • Art -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States -- Case studies

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementJames Elkins.
GenreCase studies.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsN72.R4 E44 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3293952M
ISBN 100415969883, 0415969891
LC Control Number2004014164

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DOI link for On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art. On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art book. By James Elkins. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 15 December Pub. location New York. Imprint Routledge. First, it might be helpful to define approximately what I meanby the words religion and art.

Religion in this book means a named,noncultic, major system of belief.1 In the art world, for reasons that will become apparent, the religion in question is often Catholicism, and sometimes Protestantism.

James Elkins (born ) is an American art historian and art is E.C. Chadbourne Chair of art history, theory, and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He also coordinates the Stone Summer Theory Institute, a short term school on contemporary art history based at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

This book is a speculative attempt to describe why serious religious art that represents major religions is largely excluded from the art world. Why do the major venues of international art, and the principal journals and historians, consider only. review of On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art by James Elkins.

The Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art T he art historian James Elkins tells of his experience as one of four jurors for the exhibition "Revelations: Artists Look at Religions." It was a big show with several famous artists in it, including Andres Serrano, the maker of Piss by: Religion has a "strange" place in art because work that subscribes to a major religion is not often accepted in the international art market.

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F OR MANY OF US, the world of contemporary visual fine art is a strange place—not only in the sense that it can seem odd, but also in that it is not a world we are likely to inhabit for long.

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“Postsecularity and the Return of Religion in Contemporary Art Criticism,” keynote presentation for the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA) national meeting, A Strange Place Still?:Religion in Contemporary Art, Union League Club, New York, NY ().

“Art in a Postsecular Age,” convener and moderator for the Biola Arts Symposium, hosted by. Get this from a library. On the strange place of religion in contemporary art. [James Elkins] -- Religion and serious art have grown apart.

While Sister Wendy speaks eloquently about modern art as if it were all religious, art historians distance themselves from the very idea of spirituality. On the strange place of religious writing in contemporary art.

Authors. Jonathan A. Anderson, Biola University. experience with the contemporary church and are mostly ignorant of its mission. Not infrequently, these artists regard religion as irrelevant to their work, are disinclined to trust the church and its leaders, and have experienced.

On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art is about the curious disconnect between spirituality and current art. This book will enable you to walk into a museum and talk about the spirituality that is or is not visible in the art you see.

Get this from a library. On the strange place of religion in contemporary art. [James Elkins] -- For millennia, art has been religious - even in times and places when there was no word for 'art'. Then, in the Renaissance, it became possible for art to glorify the artist, making viewers think.

The near-absence of religion from contemporary discourse on art is one of the most fundamental issues in postmodernism. Artists critical of religion can find voices in the art world, but religion itself, including spirituality, is taken to be excluded by the very project of modernism.

From On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art Dr. Daniel Siedell responds to James Elkins' book, On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary shows how religion and art are separate, but can cross over in many ways.

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Elkins teaches at the school and was interviewing students about their own religious-themed art. From the On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art Symposium Dr.

Karen Kleinfelder responds to James Elkins' book, On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary discusses the ways that contemporary art often profane the sacred by making it all too secular.

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Mix Play all Mix - BiolaUniversity YouTube; Dolores. 1. A Conversation Between Contemporary Art and the Church (Wayne Roosa) 2. Art and Christian Pilgrimage: A Response to Wayne Roosa (Linda Stratford) 3. On the Strange Place of Religious Writing in Contemporary Art (Jonathan A. Anderson) 4.

Artists as Witnesses in the Church (Sandra Bowden and Marianne Lettieri) Part II: Theology 5. * The meeting took place under the auspices of the Society for the Arts, Religion, and Contemporary Culture, founded in the s by theologian Paul Tillich and Alfred H.

Barr, Jr, the first director of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Erling Hope organized the event. C ontemporary art refuses any set form, content, or medium—but it does, nonetheless, insist on one sure commandment: Religion has to go. The Art Institute of Chicago’s James Elkins lays down this law in his book On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary art world, he says, “can accept a wide range of ‘religious’ art by people who hate religion, by people who are deeply.

Sacred gaze denotes any way of seeing that invests its object--an image, a person, a time, a place--with spiritual significance. Drawing from many different fields, David Morgan investigates key aspects of vision and imagery in a variety of religious traditions.

His lively, innovative book explores how viewers absorb and process religious imagery and how their experience contributes to the. "The work presented in this book is very important.

It offers a useful bridge between art history and religious studies, opening up the insights of each to the other. author of The Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art "David Morgan makes a compelling case for the importance of visual evidence in the study of religion, and he offers.

In his provocative little book, On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art, art historian James Elkins concludes that serious contemporary art and serious religion do not mix. But he acknowledges, "it is irresponsible not to keep trying." This blog follows Elkins's advice.

In fact, it argues that both artistic and religious practices are inextricably intertwined because both emerge. James Elkins. On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary York: Routledge, xii+ pp. $ (cloth); $ (paper). By the turn of the millennium things hadn’t changed much, leading the prolific art theorist Jim Elkins to write the little book On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art () in.

Ambiguity and self-critique have to be integral to the work. And it follows that irony must pervade the art, must be the air it breathes (On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art, Routledge, ).

But then he wrote this: A few years ago I wrote a book called The Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art. Table of contents for On the strange place of religion in contemporary art / James Elkins. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.

Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. There is an excellent short introduction to the book by James Elkins, probably well-known to readers of this magazine, for his books on art & religion: 'The strange place of religion in contemporary art' and more recently 'Re-enchantment', co-edited with David Morgan.

Abstract. A series of lectures, talks and discussions held both on campus and off campus and transmitted on Campus FM during the June-September Art Program within the Faculty of Education at the University of Malta organised a lecture by Prof James Elkins entitled "On the strange place of religion in contemporary art".

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