Sakralkunst in der Gegenwart
What was already imminent in the development of modern church architecture was radically implemented in the liturgical reform of the Second Vatican Council (1962–65): The congregation is at the centre of the celebration; the liturgy of the Word and the Eucharistic celebration are the two parts of the Mass to which the whole new attention is directed. They require the celebration altar (»people’s altar«) and the ambo. The Liturgy and Art Commission set up by Philipp Harnoncourt has been in charge of the implementation. Since the 1980s, altar space designs have been created in the Diocese of Graz-Seckau that have attracted attention far beyond the Diocese. However, church windows and contemporary cross representations have also been developed as »innovative pictorial sites«.Visionary personalities and unique framework conditions within the church have made this possible. The commitment to autonomous contemporary art also has a special place in the Diocese of Graz-Seckau: since the 1960s, in the Catholic University Community; since 1975, also in the cultural centre founded by Bishop Johann Weber for the dialogue between contemporary art and religion—Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten (Minorites’ Cultural Centre) and, at the turn of the millennium, with Andrä-Kunst (Andrä Art) and the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Admont Benedictine Monastery.
Text aus |Text from: Last & Inspiration. 800 Jahre – 8 Fragen. Ausstellungen zu »800 Jahre Diözese Graz-Seckau« | Burden & Inspiration. 800 Years – 8 Questions. Exhibitions on »800 Years of the Diocese of Graz-Seckau«, herausgegeben von | edited by Heimo Kaindl, Alois Kölbl, Johannes Rauchenberger, Styria Verlag, Wien 2018, S. | p. 318-319.