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Blood Tears Faith Doubt - Courtauld Gallery

Adam Chodzko, 2101 Km/Hr (Secretor), 1993. A Select Exhibition from The Arts Council Collection, © The Artist. Gift of Charles Saatchi 1999.

Exhibition preview

BLOOD Tears Faith Doubt, Historical and Contemporary Encounters, an exhibition curated by students on the 2009/10 MA Curating the Art Museum programme, will be on display at the Courtauld Gallery from June 17 to July 18, 2010.

Blood Tears Faith Doubt draws parallels between works of art from the 15th century to the present day to address themes of suffering, compassion, devotion and belief. It juxtaposes works to provoke an emotive response and to emphasise the continuing power of religious imagery, even in the secular context of the art gallery.

This thought-provoking exhibition brings together painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography and decorative arts, and has been curated by students on The Courtauld Institute of Art’s MA programme Curating the Art Museum.

Drawn from The Courtauld Gallery and the Arts Council Collection, it includes, among others, Old Masters Andrea Mantegna, Polidoro da Caravaggio, and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, and contemporary artists Adam Chodzko, Siobhán Hapaska, and Grayson Perry.

Image credit: Adam Chodzko, 2101 Km/Hr (Secretor), 1993. A Select Exhibition from The Arts Council Collection, © The Artist. Gift of Charles Saatchi 1999.

The Courtauld Gallery, 150 Strand, London, WC2R 0RN