Posts tagged "sacred space"

A State of Observance

"But now, the performance in the atrium seemed to hark back to the long-toppled notion of art’s special power: as inspiring awe, an exalted state of consciousness, a thrilling wonderment at one’s smallness in the face of mysteries beyond human understanding—in short, the artistic sublime. In its most radical exhibit ever, was MoMA returning us...

20 September 2004 Daily Links

The first round of stories about the Smithsonian’s new museum of the American Indian is over, and The Revealer awards first prize to The Washington Post‘s Libby Copeland for “Guiding Spirit” – which reveals that “spirit” is relative when it comes to museum-craft. “What’s sacred?” writes Copeland. “Words get slippery here…” Indeed. Copeland starts with a noble savage premise — a real...