Installation view of Leaps of Faith at Z33, Hasselt. Igshaan Adams, Fall, 2018. Courtesy of the artist, Thomas Dane Gallery and blank projects. Photo: Selma Gurbuz.

Installation view of Leaps of Faith at Z33, Hasselt. Igshaan Adams, Fall, 2018. Courtesy of the artist, Thomas Dane Gallery and blank projects. Photo: Selma Gurbuz.

Leaps of Faith

What is the relationship between faith and art today?

 

Modern Western art carries a religious legacy even if its primary purpose isn’t religious. The influence of religion is evident in the symbolism of art and the unique status attributed to artworks. Art like religion can connect realms: the material to the spiritual, the earthly to the transcendent, and the finite to the infinite. Its religious roots are never lurking far from the surface.

 

Leaps of Faith explores the relationship between faith and contemporary art. How do we navigate the uncertainties of life? What gives us structure and comfort? For many artists, the significance of faith extends beyond its religious meaning. Faith is about our relationship to the unknown and the unknowable; about doubt and conviction; about what you cannot know but perhaps can feel. In this sense, faith – like art – represents a leap into the unknown.

 

With works by Igshaan Adams, Francis Alÿs, David Bernstein, Peter Buggenhout, Justin Caguiat, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Edith Dekyndt, Kira Freije, Theaster Gates, Daan Gielis, Peter Hujar, Kris Martin, Sophie Nys, Antonio Obá, Namsal Siedlecki, Paul Thek, Danh Võ and Cathy Wilkes.

 

Curator: Tim Roerig

31.03 to 25.08.24
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