Discursive, Exhibition, Publication

11 January–01 March 2009

The Return of Religion and Other Myths

Opening times

Sun 11 Jan 2009
Wed 14 Jan 2009
Thu 15 Jan 2009
Fri 16 Jan 2009
Sat 17 Jan 2009
Sun 18 Jan 2009
Wed 21 Jan 2009
Thu 22 Jan 2009
Fri 23 Jan 2009
Sat 24 Jan 2009
Sun 25 Jan 2009
Wed 28 Jan 2009
Thu 29 Jan 2009
Fri 30 Jan 2009
Sat 31 Jan 2009
Sun 1 Feb 2009
Wed 4 Feb 2009
Thu 5 Feb 2009
Fri 6 Feb 2009
Sat 7 Feb 2009
Sun 8 Feb 2009
Wed 11 Feb 2009
Thu 12 Feb 2009
Fri 13 Feb 2009
Sat 14 Feb 2009
Sun 15 Feb 2009
Wed 18 Feb 2009
Thu 19 Feb 2009
Fri 20 Feb 2009
Sat 21 Feb 2009
Sun 22 Feb 2009
Wed 25 Feb 2009
Thu 26 Feb 2009
Fri 27 Feb 2009
Sat 28 Feb 2009
Sun 1 Mar 2009

The Return of Religion and Other Myths is a large-scale multifaceted project, consisting of the exhibition The Art of Iconoclasm, a discourse program taking place in early 2009 titled On Post-Secularism, and the publication of a BAK Critical Reader on the subject in 2009. The project explores the popular assumption of the return of religion to the public sphere, contemporary politics, and the media in the West as a constitutive “myth.”

Exhibition

Exhibition
30.11.2008–01.03.2009
The Art of Iconoclasm

Lectures

Lecture program
11.01.–01.03.2009
On Post-Secularism

Lecture
11.01.2009
Mythic Narratives of Secularism and Religion

Publications

Book
The Return of Religion and Other Myths (handbook)
out of print

Reader
The Return of the Religion and other Myths: A Critical Reader in Contemporary Art
out of print

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Exhibition

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Lecture

Lecture

Lecture

Lecture

Lecture, Conversation

Learning

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