Sunday, April 12, 2015

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

THE ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory Disney-Britton
Dante’s "The Divine Comedy" is an epic poem, completed in 1302, of a journey through hell, purgatory, and heaven. Today, the poem has inspired the work of 40 contemporary African artists now at the Smithsonian Institution. At its core, the poem explores one soul's journey to God within the context of the struggles of his time. During this week of changing seasons, we too are struggling with what's ahead, and that makes the Smithsonian's "The Divine Comedy" (above) our NEWS OF WEEK.
Aida Muluneh, "The 99 Series," C-print, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.
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