Thursday, February 17, 2011

Chris Ofili - the idea of sacred space

So this is an image of the wooden room that Chris Ofili had built at Tate Britain to house a series of paintings that depicted this monkey god character in different colours and differing positions. I like the idea of subverting the traditional Catholic notion of how iconography should be arranged in a sacred space with icons that are far from what one would expect. You end up with a sense of calm reverence with the tension of the fact that this is not a sacred space, it's art and what does that mean?

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