This project attempts to deconstruct and demystify contemporary art in relation to religious iconography. It is the second project to be displayed this year at the CaixaForum as part of the gallery’s ‘Comisart’ programme, which aims to encourage young curators to gain professional experience. This project, entitled Iconoclastic gestures, Heterodox images, is by the Spanish artist Carlos Martín. Originally from Granada, Martín’s chosen collection of photographs and paintings brings together works that undermine the status of traditional icons and established figures of authority, both in the political and religious sphere. The ambivalence in iconoclastic pieces of art—images which attack political or religious beliefs—is what fascinates Martín, and the chosen pieces focus on the conflicts between traditional religious icons and the contemporary art that comments on them. His selected works unveil the hidden reverence and fascination that many of us have for shocking images, as well as the symbols that the western world have grown to blindly idolise. A visit to this exhibition takes the viewer right up to the fine line where artistic licence meets heresy.
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