Transformations of Rituals in Contemporary Lithuanian Art

Elena Sakalauskaitė


The aim of this article is to analyze how the religious rituals are being transformed and interpreted with the help of contemporary art. The author argues that the relation between art and religion is changed in nowadays society, contemporary art is eagerly discussing religious doctrines or even neglecting them. The article is attempting to answer the question of what is being used for the religious rituals by artists and how they could mediate conceptions and ideas. The author aims to disclose expression of religious rituals in contemporary visual art, and to investigate their means of conveyance.


Article in: English

Article published: 2011-04-06

Keyword(s): contemporary art; religious rituals; creation; identity; interpretation; media

DOI: 10.3846/coactivity.2011.03

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Coactivity: Philosophy, Communication / Santalka: Filosofija, Komunikacija ISSN 2029-6320, eISSN 2029-6339
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