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Locating religion in contemporary art

Arya, Rina



The place of religion in the context of contemporary art is fraught and complex. This article discusses three prominent ways in which religion is explored in contemporary art: in sociopolitics, in art that transgresses, and in the creation of spaces of contemplation, some of which may be {\textquoteleft}religious{\textquoteright}. Each of these ways have in common the exploration of religion primarily in terms of its lived experience and practices (within identity and the material world) rather than through religious belief or the institutions of religion.


Arya, R. (2023). Locating religion in contemporary art. Religion Compass, 17(4), Article e12457.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 13, 2023
Online Publication Date Apr 10, 2023
Publication Date Apr 1, 2023
Deposit Date May 4, 2024
Publicly Available Date Apr 2, 2025
Journal Religion Compass
Print ISSN 1749-8171
Electronic ISSN 1749-8171
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 4
Article Number e12457
Keywords Religion, Contemporary Art, Sociopolitics
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