Art & Rite

The power of objects

Editorial coordination by Caroline Heering, Anne-Marie Vuillemenot

What do the textiles, sculptures, jewels, masks, amulets, musical instruments, censers and prayer books in our museums tell us? How should we understand the uses and ways of life associated with these objects now they have been removed from their original context and put under the microscope in elaborate museum settings? Read More

What do the textiles, sculptures, jewels, masks, amulets, musical instruments, censers and prayer books in our museums tell us? How should we understand the uses and ways of life associated with these objects now they have been removed from their original context and put under the microscope in elaborate museum settings? Although their status has shifted from objects of worship to cultural objects they were all, at one time, used in ritual practices involving beliefs, gestures, words, sounds and smells. All of these elements are part of a set of actions that endow the objects with meaning within a circumscribed space and time, and a particular society.
Art & Rite reveals the beauty and strangeness of these objects which bear witness to the ritual and artistic creativity of human beings. Bringing different cultures into conversation, these objects tell the story of the ritual practices of humanity.
But the publication also interrogates the loss of meaning brought about by "embalming" in a museum and observes a new process of ritualization or re-sacralization through their re-contextualization in a museum environment.
This catalogue, coordinated by Caroline Heering and Anne-Marie Vuillemenot who commissioned the Art & Rite. The power of objects exhibition, also provides a wider platform for the results of the inter-disciplinary works carried out in the framework of the «Teaching and research at the heart of the Museum-laboratory» project (Louvain 2020 – UCLouvain).


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Publisher
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Editorial coordination by
Caroline Heering, Anne-Marie Vuillemenot,
Collection
Language
English
BISAC Subject Heading
ART006000 ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
BIC subject category (UK)
AC History of art / art & design styles
Onix Audience Codes
01 General / trade
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3668 Histoire de l'art, Etudes
Title First Published
30 June 2021
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
: Histoire de l'art

Paperback


Publication Date
30 June 2021
ISBN-13
9782390611349
Extent
Main content page count : 120
Code
101876
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm
Weight
282 grams
Packaging Type
No outer packaging
List Price
29.50 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Publication Date
30 June 2021
ISBN-13
9782390611356
Extent
Main content page count : 120
Code
101876PDF
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


PREFACE 5
Anne Querinjean and Charlotte Langohr
INTRODUCTION 9
Rite and art 10
Anne-Marie Vuillemenot
Rite and the importance of objects 11
Myriam Watthee-Delmotte
Thinking the object under the prism of ritual 14
Ralph Dekoninck et Caroline Heering
Theological variations based on Christian ritual objects 20
Arnaud Join-Lambert
Walking around the exhibition 23
Anne-Marie Vuillemenot
RITUAL OBJECTS OR WORKS OF ART? 25
Myriam Watthee-Delmotte
Vajradhara 30
Philippe Cornu
Monstrance axe 32
Cédric Byl
Book of Hours 34
Ingrid Falque
Mask 36
Julien Volper
Chalice veil 38
Caroline Heering
RITUAL MANUFACTURE 41
Cédric Byl, Caroline Heering and Anne-Marie Vuillemenot
The drum (qilaut) 50
Frédéric Laugrand and Anne-Marie Vuillemenot
119
OBJECTS ACTIVATED, OBJECTS HANDLED 53
Ralph Dekoninck, Caroline Heering, Arnaud Join-Lambert,
Frédéric Laugrand and Anne-Marie Vuillemenot
Tambourine, ritual bell, dorje and white stole 66
Anne-Marie Vuillemenot
A RITUAL SHAPE: THE SPIRAL 70
Cédric Byl, Caroline Heering and Anne-Marie Vuillemenot
GAMES OF SCALE 79
Ralph Dekoninck and Anne-Marie Vuillemenot
Gigantic African mask 86
Julien Volper
THE POWER OF BEAUTY 89
Cédric Byl, Caroline Heering and Myriam Watthee-Delmotte
Art Deco monstrance 98
Arnaud Join-Lambert
A FAMILIAR RITE: MARRIAGE 100
Arnaud Join-Lambert and Myriam Watthee-Delmotte
THE MUSEUM: A NEW RITUAL CONTEXT FOR OBJECTS 109
Myriam Watthee-Delmotte