Article of the Week
Commentary on Deconstruction, Abjection, and Meaning in Contemporary Art
Kirsti Ringger's article explains some of the roots and expressions of contemporary art, including work that has been exhibited at the BYU Museum of Art, and provides an insightful analysis of the philosophical background that has resulted in artwork that not only lacks essential meaning but also reverberates with obscenities, cynicism, loss of purpose, and nihilism. This article goes a long way in explaining, and to an extent stripping away, the vacuity that infects so much of contemporary art. It also raises a cautionary voice for anyone who would view this art without a suitable scaffolding for placing it in a gospel perspective, particularly when such work is exhibited at the BYU MOA. Ringger maintains . . .
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