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  • The art of Robert Gober represents an immensely important body of work for testing the scope of contemporary art’s interrogation of kitsch. With his unique method, the unusual character of his work and the resultant effect that it has, Gober […]

    Robert Gober: Troubling the Banal

    The art of Robert Gober represents an immensely important body of work for testing the scope of contemporary art’s interrogation of kitsch. With his unique method, the unusual character of his work and the resultant effect that it has, Gober […]

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  • December 2011 found me in Munich. One evening I inched my way through the Christmas markets with their good humoured crowds, the gingerbread stars and Christmas trees, the locally carved wooden cribs, the Glühwein, the brass bands playing carols, the […]

    Kitsch: Feeling Good about Ourselves While Evil Goes Unchecked

    December 2011 found me in Munich. One evening I inched my way through the Christmas markets with their good humoured crowds, the gingerbread stars and Christmas trees, the locally carved wooden cribs, the Glühwein, the brass bands playing carols, the […]

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  • I had a friend in high school who had a bumpersticker on her car that read, “Warning: in case of rapture car will be unmanned.” I wasn’t theologically settled against a pretribution rapture at the time, and yet I found […]

    Wearing Out the Faith

    I had a friend in high school who had a bumpersticker on her car that read, “Warning: in case of rapture car will be unmanned.” I wasn’t theologically settled against a pretribution rapture at the time, and yet I found […]

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  • Good art opens the mind and emotions. It stretches one’s perspective, questions one’s beliefs, agitates apathy, and invites one to explore the mysterious. It can be, I believe, a manifestation of the sacred. Religious kitsch, on the other hand, with […]

    Wounded for Our Visual Transgressions…

    Good art opens the mind and emotions. It stretches one’s perspective, questions one’s beliefs, agitates apathy, and invites one to explore the mysterious. It can be, I believe, a manifestation of the sacred. Religious kitsch, on the other hand, with […]

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  • George R.R. Martin famously wrote in The Faces of Fantasy: Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of […]

    Ancient and Beautiful and True

    George R.R. Martin famously wrote in The Faces of Fantasy: Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of […]

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  • Don’t miss this, ’cause its gonna be awesome!  Next week (6 – 11 Feb.), Transpositions is hosting a full week of posts all about the relationship between Christianity and Kitsch. Wikipedia defines kitsch as a “form of art that is considered an […]

    Announcing: Symposium on Christianity and Kitsch

    Don’t miss this, ’cause its gonna be awesome!  Next week (6 – 11 Feb.), Transpositions is hosting a full week of posts all about the relationship between Christianity and Kitsch. Wikipedia defines kitsch as a “form of art that is considered an […]

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  • We outline ta vision for scholarly collaboration, and offer some practical considerations to keep in mind when approaching a collaborative process in theology and the arts.

    Art of Collaboration (part II): practical approaches to collaboration in theology and the arts

    We outline ta vision for scholarly collaboration, and offer some practical considerations to keep in mind when approaching a collaborative process in theology and the arts.

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