Contemporary Art in Sacred Spaces
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Lecture Theatre 8W 1.1
In Britain the relationship of modern art and the church is often perceived to be limited to a few major projects like Coventry Cathedral or ‘Paddy’s Wigwam’ in Liverpool. What is overlooked through focusing on such prominent examples is the degree to which modern art continues to play a significant role in the life of the church, and the vast number and variety of projects, both temporary and permanent, that have appeared in church contexts in recent decades. This lecture provides an introduction to this history, drawing on a number of key projects to illustrate the possibilities and difficulties presented by contemporary art for the modern church.
For more lectures, see the full Autumn 2012 GULP programme.
Dr Jonathan Koestlé-Cate
Dr Jonathan Koestlé-Cate is an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths College, London, where he teaches Art History and Cultural Theory. In 2012 he completed a Ph.D. on the subject of contemporary art and the church, and is a frequent contributor to debates on this theme.