- Johannes Rauchenberger
- Fri, 06.03. , 02:30 - 03:30 PM
reliQte 2.0. A “Curator’s Tour” to the Christian Pictorial Heritage in Contemporary Art
Johannes Rauchenberger, art historian, curator, director of kultum, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz
"Zwei Punkt Null" is not the most current form of a net appropriation. It does, however, refer to a wave of protest in the Catholic Church that has started in Germany, where an old motif ("Maria" is "reloaded" for current relations of domination. "reliQt" reminds of fabulous new remains, in version 1.0 it was the relics. What is left of them and of Christian imagery in the present? What legacies have been inherited? Works by artists will be presented in a curatorial passage dealing with these legacies. What remained of Christianity for contemporary art? The author published a three-volume "book museum" on this subject in 2015 with "God Has No Museum," which has been expanding ever since in new exhibitions. He will talk about the current state of affairs in this lecture.
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