I had a splendidly art-soaked day yesterday – I finally got to see the Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Britain, followed by listening in on a conversation with Wilhelm Sasnal at Tate Modern in the evening. I’ve got lots to say about both over the next couple of weeks… once I get around to writing down my thoughts (and once I’ve worked out what the Otolith Group’s Turner Prize installation was actually about…).
While I get to work on that, here are a couple of thought-provoking things I’ve read over the past couple of days…
Art For, From and Facing the Church is a great post by Mike Cosper at The Gospel Coalition, talking about the task facing Christian artists. Art has different roles depending on whether it is for, from or facing the church, and often the tension surrounding art in the church arises when these contexts are confused.
In Art, Technology and Culture, Clive Parnell has a great little post pondering the way Christians use art – presenting the truth about the world to the world, but also offering hope.
Give them both a read. But make sure you come back here on Saturday for the first of my Turner Prize posts!