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The address of spirituality in contemporary art

Rowe, Lois, Francesco Buranelli, Florian Roithmayr (2011) The address of spirituality in contemporary art. PhD thesis, Wimbledon College of Art and Goldsmiths College, London. [Creative Arts and Design > Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > Film & Sound Recording]
Creators:Rowe, Lois
Group or Collective Creators:Francesco Buranelli, Florian Roithmayr

The thesis explores the use of religious themes and the notion of self-design in contemporary art practice. It argues that art today that addresses religion does so primarily for its rhetorical function: for a recognizable pattern of persuasiveness, which is ultimately defined by its established mechanisms of belief. Furthermore, it suggests that it is through an engagement with this secularized rhetoric that the art viewer today can potentially be provoked to re-create oneself in ones own terms; or, in Richard Rorty's terms, to 'revocabularize'.

Type of Research:Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information (Publicly available):

The thesis is supervised by Dr Andrea Phillips, of Goldsmiths College and will be completed as a written report accompanied by two films with sound.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:Spirituality and contemporary art, Vatican Pavilion at Venice Biennale, Florian Roithmayr
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Wimbledon College of Art
Colleges > Wimbledon College of Art
Date:July 2011
Funders:Assisted financing from Wimbledon College of Art
Projects or Series:Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
ID Code:4198
Deposited By:Prerna Bhatt
Deposited On:10 Feb 2012 09:44
Last Modified:08 Feb 2013 15:34
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