Religion & Spirituality + Visual Art

Rock My Religion, Dan Graham (1984).

Christian Jankowsky, The Holy Artwork (2001)

Before the Renaissance and Reformation, explains art historian Hans Belting, holy images were treated not as “art” but as objects that possessed the tangible presence of the Holy.

Art historian James Elkins examines the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art, and Re-Enchantment.

Idolatry and the impotence of images in the contemporary era: The Return of Religion and Other Myths: A Critical Reader in Contemporary Art. Edited by Maria Hlavajova, Sven Lütticken, and Jill Winder. Utrecht, the Netherlands: BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, 2009. 

Meg Cranston and Thomas McEvilley, 100 Artists See God. New York: Independent Curators International, 2004.
—Represented artists include Reverend Ethan Acres, Eleanor Antin, Chris Burden, Sam Durant, Jimmie Durham, Nicole Eisenman, Katharina Fritsch, Liam Gillick, Jack Goldstein, Scott Grieger, Rebecca Horn, Christian Jankowski, Mike Kelley, Mary Kelly, Martin Kippenberger, Louise Lawler, Roy Lichtenstein, Rita McBride, Paul McCarthy, Catherine Opie, Tony Oursler, Jorge Pardo, Raymond Pettibon, Paul Pfeiffer, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt & Jonathan Horowitz, Gerhard Richter, Susan Rothenberg, Ed Ruscha, Gary Simmons, Lawrence Weiner, James Welling and Franz West.