Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place
Faith is common to all human societies. By focusing on the material artifacts produced with the intention of being offered as acts of faith, this exhibition will provide a perspective on why humans across the globe create these material objects.
Examining votive objects—often created to fulfill a vow or as a pledge and placed at a sacred space or site of communal memory—Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place will look at the things humans choose to offer in their votive transactions and will strive to uncover the most intimate moments in the lives of humans, revealing how our dreams and hopes, as well as our fears and anxieties, find form in votive offerings.
A portion of the exhibition will center on the creation of the votive object from its moment of inception through its construction and memorialization. The place of ephemeral objects, such as food and candles, will also be examined.