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Author Pinn, Anthony B., author
Title Interplay of things : religion, art, and presence together / Anthony B. Pinn
Imprint Durham : Duke University Press, 2021
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1 copy ordered for Fu Ssu-Nien Library on 09-09-2021.
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Things -- The art of placement -- Artistic expression of transience -- The "stuff" of performance -- The art of elimination -- Pieces of things -- "Captured" things -- Problem things
"In Interplay of Things Anthony B. Pinn theorizes religion as a technology for interrogating human experiences and the boundaries between people and other things. Rather than considering religion in terms of institutions, doctrines, and creeds, Pinn shows how religion exposes the openness and porousness of all things and how they are always involved in processes of exchange and interplay. Pinn examines work by Nella Larsen and Richard Wright that illustrates an openness between things and traces how pop art and readymades point to the multidirectional nature of influence. He also shows how Ron Athey's and Clifford Owens' performance art draws out inherent interconnectedness to various cultural codes in ways that reveal the symbiotic relationship between art and religion as a technology. Theorizing that antiblack racism and gender- and class-based hostility constitute efforts to close off the porous nature of certain bodies, Pinn shows how many artists have rebelled against these attempts to counter openness. His analyses offer a means with which to understand the porous, unbounded, and open nature of humans and things"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Pinn, Anthony B. Interplay of things. Durham : Duke University Press, 2021 9781478021766 (DLC) 2021002640
Subject Art and religion -- United States
Religion and culture -- United States
African American art -- Social aspects
Art and race
Performance art -- Social aspects -- United States
RELIGION / Philosophy bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / African American & Black Studies bisacsh
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