Embodying the Holy

    October 6, 2010 - March 7, 2011


    Embodying the Holy compares sacral representations in the Eastern Orthodox Christian and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, juxtaposing Greek, Russian, and Byzantine icons with traditional Tibetan Buddhist thangkas. Icons in both traditions share a surprising number of similarities, and parallels can be drawn between iconographic schemes, compositional structure, and narrative techniques. The exhibition also explores important differences in the art of these traditions.

    Curated by Ramon Prats and Martin Brauen.



    ANTENNA is the Greek television media sponsor of Embodying the Holy


    In-gallery Object Guide

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    Audio Tour

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    Installation Photographs

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