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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, University of the Arts London and Goldsmiths College, London.

Type of Research: Thesis
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'.

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

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Wimbledon College of Arts
Date: July 2011
Funders: Assisted financing from Wimbledon College of Art
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 09:44
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 09:21
Item ID: 4198
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/4198

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