How to show the interdiction of depicting the creation, known as iconoclasm? In this episode of the ART Informant, Isabelle Imbert welcomes Axel Langer, curator of Eastern art at the Museum Rietberg in Zürich. His upcoming exhibition, titled In the Name of the Image: Imagery between Cult and Prohibition in Islam and Christianity, tackles the different stances of Islam and Christianity toward image throughout history, but also the cultural interactions between East and West, and many more fascinating topics.
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- Presentation of the exhibition In the name of the Image: Imagery between Cult and Prohibition in Islam and Christianity
- Exhibition Catalogue: The Fascination with Persia, The Persian-European Dialogue in Seventeenth-Century Art and Contemporary Art of Teheran, Rietberg Museum, 2014