November 7, 2015 · 2:00pm
Modern Art & Theology in Conversation
Modern art can be confusing and intimidating–even ugly and blasphemous. But art historian and critic Daniel Siedell finds something else, something much deeper that resonates with the human experience. Join Siedell in this event sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church to explore the surprising beauty of art that emerges from and embraces pain and suffering, and what such art might have to say to us, or even to the church.
Daniel Siedell’s approach to modern art is informed by nearly twenty years of experience as a museum curator, art historian, and educator. Siedell combines that experience in the contemporary art world with a theological perspective that serves to deepen the experience of art, allowing the work of art to work as art and not covert philosophy or theology, or visual illustrations of ideas. Join him for a discussion of the surprising beauty of art that emerges from and embraces pain and suffering, if only we take the time to listen.
Dr. Siedell is currently Presidential Scholar and Art Historian in Residence at The King’s College in New York City. His most recent book is Who’s Afraid of Modern Art: Essays on Modern Art and Theology in Conversation (Wipf and Stock, 2015).