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The Art of Hope

The global Nature of ex-votos
21 marzo 2023
Orario di inizio 
Palazzo Paolo Prodi - Via Tommaso Gar 14, Trento
Aula 120
Ingresso libero
Online su prenotazione
Scadenza prenotazioni: 
20 marzo 2023, 12:00
Eva Struhal
Staff Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia
0461 281788 - 282913
Ittai Weinryb (Bard Graduate Center, NY)

Throughout time and across cultures people have made objects and offered them as acts of Hope. Known as votives (or ex votos), these objects are expressions of fundamental human needs and concerns. They may be offered as tokens of desire or gratitude, to make a pledge or fulfill a vow, to preserve a memory or commemorate a miracle. The lecture will explore varieties of votive giving in order to unpack the spiritual concerns and material solutions votives have to offer as objects of hope.