The Problem of God group show deconstructs the visual vocabulary of Christianity in 120 artworks. The exhibit, which opens September 26 at Kunstsammlung's K21 Ständehaus venue in Düsseldorf, boasts a lineup of some 30 painters, sculptors, photographers, and videographers. Together, this assemblage—which includes work from the formidable Francis Bacon, James Turrell, and Ad Reinhardt—weaves a complex cultural narrative, spanning the last 25 years of art. In this manner, the works are representative of a collective memory bolstered through diverse artistic repurposings of Christian iconography; at times analytical, occasionally comical, and always symbolic.
The press release elaborates: “The Problem of God is not a show of sacred art or even about religion in general," but rather, "fundamental questions of human life and existence, philosophical and spiritual challenges, and explorations […] of different aspects of religion and faith.” The show is presented by The North America Office of Duesseldorf Tourism and Duesseldorf Airport.
The Problem of God opens September 26 at Kunstsammlung's K21 Ständehaus and remains on view until January 24, 2015. Read more about it on the exhibition's page.