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Paul Laffoley, Pistis Sophia, 2004–2006. Oil and acrylic paint, vinyl press type, India ink, photo-collage on linen canvas with velvet drapes and magic mirror, 264 x 151.8 x 16.5 cm. Courtesy of Kent Fine Art, Ridgewood, New Jersey.

HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark presents Systems of Belief

September 25, 2022–January 8, 2023 Opening: September 24, 6–9pm Systems of Belief, a sizable group show, brings together artistic perspectives that investigate diverse belief systems. Constants of social life like science, economics, and politics are increasingly being tested in public debates in a world where political and ecological situations of emergency govern everyday existence. We today face…

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Camille Bombois, Derrière le rideau, 1928. Sammlung Zander. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022.

Museum Frieder Burda presents The Painters of the Sacred Heart

July 16–November 20, 2022 They were actually gardeners, carnival wrestlers, or customs agents. Henri Rousseau (1844-1910), Camille Bombois (1883-1970), André Bauchant (1873-1958), Louis Vivin (1861-1939), and especially Séraphine Louis (1864-1942) are all considered members of the school of the "Painters of the Sacred Heart." As autodidact painters, they created a world of images whose sensual immediacy…

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