7 September 2019

A Belonging Project And Exiles Loss and Displacement – Revd Jonathan Evens

Matilde Damele creates screenprints on black plastic bin bags, screenprints of migrants on bold backgrounds painted with house paints named after the positivity and stability they are not afforded, birdcages housing a variety of found and bought objects

30 June 2019

Contemplating the Spiritual in Contemporary Art – Revd Jonathan Evens

Contemplating the Spiritual in Contemporary Art a new exhibition at Rosenfeld Porcini is proof, if proof is needed, that there is no shortage of artists exploring, as Erika Doss described them, ‘the intersections of iconography, religious orthodoxy

13 April 2019

Visionary Cities: Michael Takeo Magruder – British Library – Revd Jonathan Evens

The New Jerusalem, the visionary city, imagined in the Book of Revelation as the eternal environment for redeemed humanity, provided the initial inspiration for the current exhibition of four technology-based art installations by artist-in-residence, Michael Takeo Magruder

10 March 2019

Curating Spiritual Sensibilities In Changing Times – Revd Jonathan Evens

Back in 1977, in the catalogue for ‘Perceptions of the Spirit in 20th-Century American Art’, theologian John Dillenberger argued that Los Angeles County Museum of Art mounting an exhibition with ‘the subject matter of the spiritual in art represents a major shift in contemporary sensibilities.’ The implication was that more such exhibitions would follow in […]

3 January 2019

Art In Churches 2018: Spiritual Combinations Explored – Revd Jonathan Evens

A fractious embrace was the subtitle of Jonathan Koestle-Cate’s excellent book from 2016 on Art and the Church, and that remains the case for those seeking to explore the interactions between art and spirituality.

7 April 2018

Apocalypse Now: Michael Takeo Magruder Interviewed By Revd Jonathan Evens

The word apocalypse originally indicated an ‘unveiling’, and the speaker in the Book of Revelation is a ‘seer’.

30 March 2018

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Jonathan Anderson: Religious Inspirations Behind Modernism – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

Jonathan Anderson is a practicing artist, whose works have been featured in group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States.

19 December 2016

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Art Impacted – A Radical Response To Radicalisation By Revd Jonathan Evens

We face the world in which it appears ever more likely that a Clash of Civilisations will be played out on the world stage, potentially with weapons of mass destruction, as the axis of the world appears to have shifted significantly in this year of political shocks.

28 November 2016

The Art of St Martin In The Fields By Revd Jonathan Evens

Although to some, such as Anselm Franke [i], ‘Faith is incompatible with art’ and even ‘destroys the sovereignty of art,’ the practice of a church like St Martin-in-the-Fields eloquently demonstrates that that need not be so.

6 November 2016

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Was Caravaggio A Good Christian? By Revd Jonathan Evens St Stephen Walbrook

Caravaggio – “What a man! What a painter, but what a man and what a believer.” Those are the words of François Bousquet, Rector of San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome, the church which, in the stunning Contarelli Chapel, houses the magnificent paintings which formed Caravaggio’s first major commission and made his reputation. Bousquet makes his assertion in the introductory film […]