Religion has been an inspiration for artists since the beginning of human existence. “Gott hat kein Museum” (“God has no Museum”), edited by Austrian theologian and arts historian Johannes Rauchberger, contains dozens of artists’ images collected in three volumes. Images include Jesus portrayed as illuminated advertising, as a modern emigrant experiencing hardship and distress, and as a contemporary child with Mary. The displays are full of irony, blasphemy, and sarcasm but make people (re)think their own view of God.
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Original Title: Gott hat jetzt ein Museum. Ein Buch über Religion und zeitgenössische Kunst zeigt, warum Gott kein Bankomat ist
Author: Martin Behr (Salzburger Nachrichten)
Original Language: German
Published on: 4 August 2015