The Wounded Body of Christ
and the Modern Social Conscience
a lecture by MOCRA Director Terrence E. Dempsey, S.J.
held in conjunction with the exhibition Good Friday: The Suffering Christ in Contemporary Art
Sunday, March 28, 2010 2:00 p.m.
held at Xavier Hall Theatre, directly across from MOCRA
reception to follow at MOCRA
click here for a map and directions to special parking options for Fr. Dempsey's talk
Fr. Dempsey's lecture will offer an overview of how images associated with the suffering and death of Jesus still have vitality, even in a pluralistic world. Images referring to the events of Good Friday have been employed by the artists of our time not only to manifest an expression of faith but more frequently to address life and death realities such as war, bigotry, poverty, oppression, genocide, sickness and pandemics in order to stimulate empathetic responses within the viewers. Among the modern artists to be discussed are Georges Rouault, Kathe Kollwitz, Max Beckmann, and Graham Sutherland, as well as contemporary artists such as Michael Tracy, Juan Gonzalez, Eleanor Dickinson, Stephen de Staebler, Daniel Goldstein, Luis González Palma, Adrian Kellard, Dinh Q. Le, and James Rosen.