Religionis Violenta is taken from the Latin meaning for violent religion. The concept of the show initially emerged as a spontaneous reaction to the popular catchphrase ‘Where’s your GOD now?’ and the many conflicts that occur in the name of religion in a historical context and focuses mainly towards the Catholic faith. However outrageous the theme may be, we do not simply rely on shock tactics to bring the show to life, but also believe that the quality of the artwork showcased is paramount.
Expect a tantalizing experience of contemporary art that stimulates the senses not only through vision but also through sound, smell and touch! Religionis Violenta will be showcasing artworks by 31 artists, focusing on dark humour, irony and obscenity, revealing the artists’ taste for a bittersweet use of blasphemy, a snigger at and caustic provocation, including: paintings, drawings, limited edition prints, artistic photography, inventive mixed media, sculptures and decorative art.
The gallery will be transformed into a place of irony, contemplation and judgment, with the opportunity for visitors to engage in the form of a freestanding confession booth, inviting guests to ‘confess’ for their favourite works of art on the evening of the Launch Party. A specially commissioned and unique musical montage created by London-based duo Vision & the Riddle is geared to the mood, atmosphere and theme of the exhibition for an ultimate art experience.
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