In April I’ll be giving a series of four lectures on the topic “Art and Spirituality: Contemporary Thought and Practices” at the University of the Arts Helsinki.

The series will be a kind of continuation of a lecture I gave on religious art, place, and encounter at the Galleria Titanik in Turku in March 2014. In Turku I spoke about encounters with traditional religious art in a modern, secular society and about some of the roles that such encounters could play in breaking open the otherwise smooth landscape of our social spaces.

As the title of the series indicates, we’ll be looking at both ideas and their embodiment in practices.

As soon as there is information on the university’s site about the precise place and time of each lecture I’ll post the link.