Art & Religion in the 21st Century is the first in-depth study to
survey an international roster of artists who use their work to explore
religion s cultural, social, political, and psychological impact on
today s world. An introduction outlines the debates and controversies
that the art/religion connection has precipitated throughout history.
Each of the book s ten chapters introduces a theme ideas of the
Creation, the figure of Jesus, the sublime, wonder, diaspora and exile,
religious and political conflict, ritual practice, mourning and
monumentalizing, and spiritual dwelling in the body and in space
followed by a selection of works of art that illustrates that theme.
Artists discussed include Vanessa Beecroft, Maurizio Cattelan, Makoto
Fujimura, David LaChapelle, Annette Messager, Jason Rhoades, Andres
Serrano, and Zeng Fanzhi. "