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Title: The address of spirituality in contemporary art
Author: Rowe, Lois
ISNI:       0000 0004 2717 6794
Awarding Body: University of the Arts London and Goldsmiths College, London
Current Institution: University of the Arts London
Date of Award: 2011
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The thesis explores the use of religious themes and the notion of self-design in contemporary art practice. It argues that art today that addresses religion does so primarily for its rhetorical function: for a recognizable pattern of persuasiveness, which is ultimately defined by its established mechanisms of belief. Furthermore, it suggests that it is through an engagement with this secularized rhetoric that the art viewer today can potentially be provoked to re-create oneself in ones own terms; or, in Richard Rorty's terms, to 'revocabularize'.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Wimbledon College of Art
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Fine Art ; Film & Sound Recording