Faith in Arts is a new series developed in collaboration with Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC), available exclusively through Atelier Éditions and the Museum.
In collaboration with Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Atelier Éditions has authored an ongoing, ever-evolving series of experimental chapbooks which explore the assorted concepts, thoughts, theologies and dialogues examined within the museum’s Faith in Arts project.
Faith in Arts is BMCM+AC’s multiple public dialogues, experiments, installations, and interviews examining art, spiritual practices and faith’s longstanding engagement with one another. Each conversation begins with an open-ended question: what does faith in arts mean to you?
Stendhal Syndrome: Art as a Transcendent Experience
Stendhal syndrome, named for the 19th-century French author physically overwhelmed by the sublime beauty of Florence’s artworks, serves as an idiosyncratic foundation from which to explore art’s power to offer profound, even psychosomatic spiritual experiences. Featuring artist-designed chapels across the world, an essay on Caspar David Friedrich by author Chloe Aridjis, and a conversation with art historian James Elkins.
PUBLISHED BY Atelier Editions & Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
EDITED BY Hannah Lack
FEATURING Chloe Aridjis, James Elkins, Caspar David Friedrich, Tobi Kahn, Ellsworth Kelly, Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko, Stendhal, and Stefan Strumbel
Edition of 300
4.125 x 6.125 inches
Printed sustainably by Conveyor Studio, USA