Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Exhibition celebrating religious diversity at UK Cathedral vandalized

By Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Russell Haines finishing one of the works for “Faith.” Courtesy the artist.
UNITED KINGDOM---Several artworks by the artist Russell Haines installed at Gloucester Cathedral as part of an exhibition celebrating religious diversity were stolen or vandalized. The Observer reports that Haines’ exhibition, titled “Faith,” caused a stir last month when it first opened, with Christian groups slamming the use of Islamic images inside the 11th-century cathedral, and the reciting of a Muslim prayer in the show. But now, a number of paintings out of the 37 that were on display, alongside video projectors and sound systems, have been stolen. [link]
Two of Russell Haines’ “Faith” portraits at Gloucester Cathedral. Courtesy the artist.
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