Posted: April 1, 2016

Global Contemporary Artists Explore Profound Themes of Loss, Memory and Spirituality

Contemporary art as a medium for compassion, transformation and timeless metaphysical questions, is explored in a powerful special exhibition opening this summer at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art considers the relationship between mind, body and spirit through a selection of 38 paintings, photographs, videos, sculpture and installation that are designed to inspire connection and commemoration. Among the coterie of top international artists represented in Phantom Bodies are Christian Boltanski, Janet Cardiff, Shirin Neshat, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Doris Salcedo, Anish Kapoor, Sally Mann, Ana Mendieta, Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter and Bill Viola. The exhibition will be on view at The Ringling in Sarasota, Florida, June 17 through Sept. 11, 2016. See all


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