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Rainbow in the Dark: On the Joy and Torment of Faith

External activity | Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska | Rainbow in the Dark: On the Joy and Torment of Faith | curated by Galit Eilat and Sebastian Cichocki | Museum of Modern Art in Malmö, Sweden | October 17 till January 17, 2016.

press to exit project space is pleased to anounce that the artists Hhristina Ivanoska and Jane Chalovski are exibiting as part of the exhibition "Rainbow in the Dark: On the Joy and Torment of Faith" that from the period of October 17 till January 17, 2016, will be opened at the Museum of Modern Art in Malmö, Sweden. The exibition is curated by Galit Eilat and Sebastian Cichocki.

Their new collaborative work created for this exhibition, which is entitled Unspoken, is made upon three linen cloths treated with textile paint, graphite and thread. The works are exhibited in combination with several previously created individual works of the authors.

Rainbow in the Dark: On the Joy and Torment of Faith is an exhibition on art, religious rituals, mysticism, spirituality and faith that investigates how contemporary art challenges the opposition between religious and secular societies. The exhibition brings together photographs, videos, paintings, sculptures and installations, and explores the ways that current art addresses the appeal of religion, mysticism and the irrational beyond the horizon of modernity.

The term ‘post-secular society’ has been used lately in reference to the adaptation of European political consciousness to the increased visibility of immigrant communities and the heightened profile of faith in public debates. The broad perception of global conflicts in terms of religious strife also strengthens the general consensus that the return of religion has emerged as one of the most important factors in global politics and culture today.

Late modern and contemporary art are considered fortresses of secular values in society, and the twentieth century introduced us to new art media and forms that aligned themselves with progressive technology, secularity and radical subjectivity. The ideas that have fed into art come from modern philosophy, liberal politics, psychology and popular culture rather than religion or theology.

Yet, the return of religious power, or the entry of religion from the marginal to the mainstream of cultural and political awareness, also applies to the visual arts, hitherto considered fortresses of secular values in society.

The other exibited artists are: Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa, Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj, Mirosław Bałka, Yael Bartana, Magnus Bärtås, Carl Johan Erikson, Etcetera, Michael Kessus Gedalyovich, Nilbar Güreş, Michal Heiman, Jonathan Horowitz, Hristina Ivanoska & Yane Calovski, Gülsün Karamustafa, Köken Ergun, Paweł Kwiek, Honorata Martin, Jumana Manna & Sille Storihle, Virginia de Medeiros, Teresa Murak, Nira Pereg, Lene Adler Petersen & Bjørn Nørgaard, Wael Shawky, Slavs and Tatars, Zbigniew Warpechowski, Nahum Zenil and Artur Żmijewski.

 

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