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Saturday, 26 December 2015

Art & Religion in the 21st Century

'The idea of artists as iconoclasts on a quest to offend is compelling. Yet it tells only a fraction of the story. Good art should challenge us. It should perforate our pieties, religious or otherwise. But simply offending for the sake of headlines (and sales) is a cheap trick, unworthy of the best artists. For the most part, people who really want art to be “blasphemous” aren’t artists. The people who need it to be offensive are the ideologues, who may never set foot in a gallery.' (Aaron Rosen, The Guardian)

Art & Religion in the 21st Century by Aaron Rosen is out now, published by Thames & Hudson.


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