Contemporary Art in St Paul’s Cathedral

Canon Paul Oakley (who introduces many lunchtime lectures and has written on poetry as “A splash of Words”) welcomes the arrival of a new art into the very old St Paul’s Cathedral, in London: a video piece by Bill Viola and his partner/collaborator, Kira Perov.  Bill and Paul are obviously visibly moved by seeing it, in situ.

What is is about an artwork being made for a specific location, in an old building?  Tateshots interviews Nicholas Serota, as well as the makers.

This is significant: it is the leading art building/museum in the capital city of London, interacting with a leading building representing the Church of England.  The Church as patron – a role it was more connected with in the past.

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