Cruciformed: Images of the Cross Since 1980

February 9 through March 19, 1992

One of the dominant images in contemporary art since 1980 is the cross. This exhibition examines a variety of approaches, ranging from the representational to the abstract. Various questions are raised: how have these artists adapted an image once owned by the church to a contemporary context; to have extent has the cross become the property of popular culture and media; how is it used as an emblematic tool for presenting political commentary or effecting social changes.

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