This art catalogue focuses on the “Temples” series created by Austrian contemporary artist Helmut Grill from 2015 to 2017. It includes an interesting overview and an analysis written by art expert Peter Lodermeyer as well es many powerful images.
Lodermeyer on the “Temples series: ” …let us think about it. Would it not be easiest if we interpreted the “temples” as being powerful images for the Christian faith’s dwindling ability to provide a binding meaning of life in our contemporary, post-industrial, post-modern, late-capitalistic, enlightened and mature western society?
…Every year countless church buildings are being closed, converted and stripped of their religious function. And the fact that works of art are placed in the centers of the respective “Temples” – is this not an unmistakable indication that art has assumed a pseudo-religious position in our day and age? The vacuum that religion’s loss of meaning has left behind is being replaced with surrogates (consumerism, money, ego, sex …)”
You can view the temples series here: http://helmutgrill.com/gallery/temples/