Spalding’s Keenan lecture will feature Yasmeen Siddiqui on art and religion

Spalding University will present the 35th annual Keenan Lecture on April 13at 7 p.m in the Egan Leadership Center’s Troutman Lectorium, 901 S. Fourth St. Yasmeen M. Siddiqui, an independent curator and critic, will lecture on “Performing Religion.”

The lecture “will explore specific artwork that encourage viewers to think through the interplay between the sacred and the profane within Western contemporary culture,” according to an announcement from Spalding.

“Siddiqui brings to light the provocative way artists challenge assumptions made about clothing, symbols and other visual tropes in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.”

Artists Anri Sala, Shahzia Sikander and collaborators Tamy Ben-Tor and Miki Carmi will be the focus. The event is free and open to the public.

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