New Religious Art
Museum Man (top floor of 48 Rodney Street)
24th September – 9th October 2005
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."
Sat-Sun, 2.00pm - 8.00pm.
Mon-Fri by appointment only, phone 0151 703 0569 to arrange a viewing