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Religion

On the eve of his two retrospectives in Paris, the artist discusses the works that have shaped his practice and thinking

By Roee Rosen

The Vatican Museums were due to host an exhibition of the Pop artist’s religious works, including his ‘Last Supper’ series

Attributed to Jacob Agnesius, Saint Sebastian, c.1638. Ivory carving. Courtesy: Colnaghi

As morbid devotional objects go on show at Frieze Masters, one writer asks: why do we look at violent religious art?

By Olivia Laing

A night within the walls of Pasaquan, the mystical compound of St. EOM

By Daniel Fuller

In her prints, paintings, photographs and videos, Andrea Büttner explores poverty, community and her philosophy of 'little works'

By Brian Dillon
Wael Shawky ‘Cabaret Crusades’ (detail),  2010–ongoing. Courtesy: Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Beirut & Hamburg.

The spiritual and the secular in art today

By Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
Teenage Jesus (XII), 2012, acrylic paint, paper, pastels on handmade paper in silver frame, 32 × 38 cm. All images courtesy: Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen; photographs: Anders Sune Berg

From clairvoyance to religiosity and the secret of the ‘100 Black Planets’

By Tom Morton

Does theology hold the answer for revolutionary politics?

By Paul Teasdale

Music, tradition and Islam; organized noise, film and instability

By Andrew Bonacina

Eds. Maria Hlavajova, Sven Lütticken and Jill Winder (BAK, Utrecht, and post editions, Rotterdam, 2009)

By Mark Fisher