Lamentation for Syrian Refugees By Michael Takeo Magruder

Dear Iloboyou readers, Michael Takeo Magruder’s “Lamentation for the Forsaken”  contemporary art at Christ Church Cranbrook creates a resonance between the suffering of Christ and that of Syrian refugees.

Lamentation for Syrian Refugees By Michael Takeo Magruder syrian refugees Lamentation for Syrian Refugees By Michael Takeo Magruder documentationA04In a church in Michigan, an artist called Michael Takeo Magruder created an modern art unadorned, bespoke art structure in dark material forms the vessel for the body on display, which glows with a gentle, radiant white light — for the body, rather than being viewed through glass in the traditional manner, is projected within a series of four 47” LED televisions.

syrian refugees Lamentation for Syrian Refugees By Michael Takeo Magruder 562203776The internal glow of the piece, heightened by candles, illuminates the room, while soft, repetitious tones play in subtle variations, enhancing the venerated hush of the space.

syrian refugees Lamentation for Syrian Refugees By Michael Takeo Magruder CefSYE9WQAQTkqHWithin the four cells of the sepulcher, the images shifts from one cohesive body — a photo-negative of the iconic image of Christ in the Shroud of Turin — to a rotating series of media images of Syrian refugees, captured in the midst of the traumatic civil war, displacement, and flight from Syria that has gone on since 2011.

 

You also might be interested in: Boca do Lobo at Maison et Objet September 2018

syrian refugees Lamentation for Syrian Refugees By Michael Takeo Magruder banner i lobo you blog cabinets

syrian refugees Lamentation for Syrian Refugees By Michael Takeo Magruder documentationA03Other works are also presented in this church,  the architecture is amazing with a floor-to-ceiling fresco by Katherine McEwen in the main chapel, an original William Morris wall tapestry in the library and stained glass designed by G. Owen Bonawit.

syrian refugees Lamentation for Syrian Refugees By Michael Takeo Magruder IMG 2075 1“I had been following the Syrian crisis since the start of the civil war, well before it became a mainstream issue in Europe at the point when refugees started dying in the Mediterranean and arriving in mass at the border,” said Magruder, the artist behind the Syrian refugees displayed art.

syrian refugees Lamentation for Syrian Refugees By Michael Takeo Magruder Takeo Lamentation for the Forsaken shroud

See also: Contemporary art: Chloe Wise bread bags

syrian refugees Lamentation for Syrian Refugees By Michael Takeo Magruder banner i lobo you blog coffee

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.