An art installation by Jens Galschiot on monotheist dogmas
This art installation is a warning against fundamentalism.
A strictly literal reading of the holy books entails a heartless and callous attitude eventually leading to intolerance and fanaticism.
sculpture is an attempt at artistic interpretation and dialogue - a far cry
from the Muhammad cartoons which were just seeking to mob and provoke Muslims
-a sort of hate speech.
The idea is to create a monumental bronze sculpture consisting of the letters of the word FUNDAMENTALISM. The letters are 2.5 meters tall and erected in a large closed circle of 7 meters. Each letter is built up of religious books the three monotheist religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism -the book religions.
There is only one entrance to the interior of the installation: a small hole through one of the letters (the T) above which a sign says Welcome. When you come into the circle, you can only get out of the same opening, but here is a sign saying NO EXIT.
Go to the main page of the project.
HERE you find plenty of photos of the sculpture.
Click HERE for Wikipediaís presentation of the project.
Other projects with relation to religion:
Click HERE for short presentations of Jens Galschiotís manifold projects.
Click HERE for an overview of Jens Galschiotís sculptures.
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