Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Word of God" Series at Andy Warhol Museum


"The Word of God: Sandow Birk's American Quran"
PENNSYLVANIA - Long before an attention-seeking Florida pastor publicly burned Islam's holy book, artist Sandow Birk began wondering about the contents of the Quran, so much in the news after the Sept. 11 attacks but little known in Western culture. Mr. Birk's exhibition is the first in a five-part Word of God series this year at The Warhol that explores the texts of major faiths through the eyes of contemporary artists. The exhibitions will be supplemented by programming to complement each by expanded discussion. "Each artist will be presenting their conceptual focus on these texts," Ms. Varner said. "Sandow Birk is not Muslim. He's just meditating on his interpretation of the Quran. [link]
  1. Feb. 26 - May 1 - Sandow Birk's exhibition is the first in a five-part Word of God series. 
  2. May 8-June 26 - "The Word of God: Helene Aylon's The Liberation of G-d"
  3. July 9-Sept. 4 - "The Word of God: Chitra Ganesh," concerning Hindu myth and goddesses
  4. Sept. 17-Nov. 27 - "The Word of God: Max Gimblett, Budd­hanature" 
  5. Dec. 3-Feb. 12 - "Word of God: Jeffery Valance" who created his own Bible