Gods and Rituals

27 Feb 2009 – 8 Apr 2009

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Holster Projects

London, United Kingdom


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Holster Projects new exhibition features Francis Acea David Birkin Teiji Hayama David Huglin Exhibition: 27 February - 9 April 2009 The works featured in Gods and Rituals examine a kaleidoscope of influences on this theme: from the nature of modern rituals such as confession to various pop culture idiosyncrasies that are combined to form contemporary ideologies and spiritual dogmas. All of the artists explore ways in which to deal with contemporary life and the role that religion has to play in it.Cuban artist Francis Acea's Solid Ground installation of 24,000 pennies questions the intrinsic value of money and its position as probably the most aspirational thing in 21st century society. Visitors to the exhibition will also have the chance to take part in David Birkin's installation Word Thought and Deed, which examines at the ritual of confession.The exhibition also features works by Teiji Hayama and David Huglin. Hayama examines Christianity in its subject matter, the use of ephemeral figures, and its symbolism but also includes the influences of Japanese Pop Culture while Huglin questions his Jewish heritage with a sense of humour and quirkiness, combining sections of Jewish text with figures inspired by wrestlers (perhaps these are modern day gods).


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