TALK: In Conversation: Blasphemy: Art that Offends

Powerful images often deliver unintended messages that often result in a greater understanding of a given culture. Performance artist and filmmaker Ximena Cuevas and S. Brent Rodriguez Plate, professor at Hamilton College, both explore the power of blasphemous images in their work. For example, in a film by Cuevas, The Virgin of Guadalupe is introduced to Homer Simpson, television patriarch of The Simpsons; and in 2006, Plate published a book that includes dozens of the most notorious religious or anti-religious artworks of our time. This talk addresses the impact that blasphemous images can have on history and culture.

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 2:30pm

DeBoest Lecture Hall
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