Iconoclasm - from the Reformation till today

  • Date: 28-09-2017 - 30-12-2017
  • : 11:00 - 16:00
  • Organizer: Anne-Mette Villumsen
  • location: Skovgaard Museet,
    Domkirkestr√¶de 2-48800 Viborg

Images can provoke, challenge taboos, be censored - and images can be destroyed. The destruction or prohibition of images called iconoclasm. Iconoclasm took place during the Reformation and several Catholic churches were stripped of religious pictures by the Protestants.

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the exhibition will focus on how and why certain images have been banned or destroyed because of their religious, political, sexual or ethnic content. Through the centuries and until today controversial pictures have been a contentious issue. Iconoclasm is not only something that happened during the Reformation, but something that takes place today. The exhibition presents forbidden and provocative images from the Reformation to the present.

The exhibition is divided into three and will be shown in the three museums: Skovgaard Museum, Museum of Religious Art in Lemvig, and the Women's Museum in Aarhus.


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