Elmgreen & Dragset

The Others

Koenig Books
192 pages pages
ISBN: 978 3 96098 069 8
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The Others presents fifteen works by twelve artists who have each challenged established ways of portraying the body within Christian iconography. Focusing on the meaning of materiality in Christianity and contemporary art, the show brings together a variety of figurative representations and seeks out the potential for emancipation from moral edicts in religion through art. Forms of bodily resistance and alternative narratives address issues of belief, gender, race, morality and sexuality. With the exhibition title The Others, the gaze is turned back on the participating artists themselves as “the others,” most of them coming from countries with a predominantly Protestant or Catholic history. In a secularized city like Berlin, Christianity, as well as other religions, might seem distant from everyday life. However, Islam has been dominating the news media over the past few years. The title proposes a reality where we are all potentially “the others.”

Publishing Year: 2017
Publisher: Koenig Books
Editor(s): Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 17.9 x 12.6 cm
Language: Bilingual English / German

ISBN: 978 3 96098 069 8

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