New Religious Art

Museum Man (top floor of 48 Rodney Street)
24th September – 9th October 2005

Reviewed by Colin Serjent

A small exhibition by Neal Brown is the latest show to be held at Museum MAN, a flat-cum-gallery space in Rodney Street.

Brown was curator of 'To The Glory of God: New Religious Art', staged at St Peter's Church in Seel Street as part of the 2002 Liverpool Arts Biennial. This exhibition is a continuation of the same theme.

Works include a piece titled 'The Pornographic Imagination', in which he is less than respectful in his interpretation of Georges Bataille’s highly charged pornographic 'The Story of the Eye'.

"In Brown's version," said Museum MAN director Adam Nankervis, "he replaces Bataille's original imaginary characters with some of his favourite artists from the contemporary art world. Against the background of a frenzied manic eroticism, fashionable notions of art and religion having similar value find themselves in contest with the idea that proper religion can still be pristine."

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