Playing Word Games With Sacred Texts

31 Jul

In addition to a priest, mannequins depicting a Jew, a Buddhist, a Hindu and a Muslim greet visitors.
Gordon M. Grant for The New York Times

The artist Nina Yankowitz is known for projecting words in glass houses, and oh how they can shatter the place. For “Criss-Crossing the Divine,” her current exhibition at Guild Hall in East Hampton, she takes on sacred texts. “I’ve always been disturbed by the way religion is so often used to incite people towards divisive behavior,” she said of the interactive show, which is scheduled to run through July 27. “It prompted me to think of ways to motivate individuals to re-examine their personal value judgments.”

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Originally published in The New York Times
By Joyce Beckenstein

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Ernest Disney-Britton

August 2nd, 2014 at 9:23 am

So, what did you think of “Criss-Crossing the Divine” as an experience? I am drawn to the idea but the static imagery suggests a very static show.

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