Saturday, April 22, 2017

Exhibition shuffles briskly and entertainingly through more than 100 years of spirituality in art

By Aidan Dunne
Hilma af Klint, Altarpiece, No 1, Group X, Series Altarpieces, 1915 , Oil and metal leaf on canvas, Photo: Albin Dahlström / Moderna Museet
DUBLIN, Ireland---One of numerous highlights in As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics is the inclusion of one of Bruce Nauman’s first environmental sculptures, Natural Light, Blue Light Room, from 1971. The artist was totally amenable to the installation being remade for one of the rooms at Imma. Catholic spirituality is also featured. A room is given over to the work of Patrick Pye, the foremost Irish religious artist of the latter half of the 20th century, for example, and his paintings look completely at home in the context. Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland. [link]