Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Hermeneutic of Continuity in Sacred Art - A Lecture by Clemens Fuchs in New York City, June 27

Clemens Fuchs, the Austrian artist who works in the baroque tradition, will be giving a lecture at the Catholic Center at New York University, 238 Thompson Street, New York City, on June 27th at 6pm.

I met Clemens first about 10 years ago. He and I were both studying the academic tradition at an atelier in Florence. We had a lot in common and became friends, as we were both interested in how to direct the skills we were learning to the service of the Church. We grappling with the idea of working within tradition on the one hand and avoiding a limited, backward looking historicism on the other. This promises to be a very interesting lecture by someone who is both a talented and committed artist and a deep thinker.

Clemens is exhibiting in the One Faith: East Meets West art exhibition and this the closing event for an exhibition that has traveled from New York, through Europe to China and Russia and back again in past months. RSVP to onefaithexhibition@gmail.com by June 24th to reserve a place for the lecture and reception.

The event is co-sponsored by the Catholic Artists' Society, the Catechetical Institute and the Catholic Center at NYU.

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