Art as Ritual Conference - Detroit Institute of Arts 9.12.16

Organized by Rector William Danaher and Oren Goldenberg, “Art As Ritual: A Conference on Lamentation in Contemporary Performance and Practice,” explored the intersection of contemporary art and ritual, in partnership with Christ Church Cranbrook, Cass Corridor Films and the University of Michigan’s Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. The conference was generously sponsored by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation. The event brings together artists, activists, academics and the interfaith community to discuss the ways in which contemporary artists use ritual in performance and social practice. The conference featured a keynote address from artist Nick Cave and continued with 14 breakout sessions throughout the day, concluding with films and remarks from Israeli artist Yael Bartana. Video by