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Burlington City Arts

OPENING RECEPTION: TRANSCENDENT: SPIRITUALITY IN CONTEMPORARY ART

October 25, 2019, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Transcendent presents a selection of artists who explore or evoke themes of spirituality through their work. Challenging the unspoken taboo of representing the divine or faith in contemporary art, Transcendent aims to connect art and creative practice with the meditative or the sacred. Drawing from diverse traditions, the works in this exhibition reflect on questions of human nature, cultural identity, and sanctity in everyday life. Through a variety of approaches these artists seek a greater purpose in their work and a way to connect with the world. Featuring nationally and internationally recognized artists, Transcendent includes works by Anila Quayyum Agha, Leonardo Benzant, Maïmouna Guerresi, Shahzia Sikander, Sandy Sokoloff, Shelley Warren, and Zarina. 

BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council.

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Shahzia Sikander, Singing Suns, 2016, HD video animation with sound, Music by Du Yun, Animation by Patrick O’Rourke, duration: 3 minutes 24 seconds, edition of 6 with 2 APs, © Shahzia Sikander, Courtesy: the artist and Sean Kelly, New York

 

 

 

Location: 
BCA Center
135 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401