"Talk by Serena Giordano, "Borders and Miracles of Art," HSSB 3001, Wednesday, October 27, 4:30 PM"

Event Date: 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
  • Italian

October 27, 2010 - What are the borders of the country of Art? Are ex-votos included within these borders? If not, how would calling them “art” place into question the ritual value of the artwork (Benjamin) in the era before mechanical reproduction? Such concerns arise in the zone between devotional art and non-religious conceptions of the “miracle” explored by Italian artist Serena Giordano across different media. Showing and discussing her most recent work, Giordano will examine these and other questions with her audience in a highly stimulating interdisciplinary event co-sponsored by:

French and Italian Department, Italian Program, Religious Studies, Catholic Studies, Department of Art, Art Research Initiative