The Church


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108 pp.

“For me it is all about communicating the mystery of religious faith with a feeling. We cannot explain it and that’s the beauty of believing.”
The publication Alexander Tovborg: The Church. Photographed by Mishael Fapohunda, edited and designed by Åbäke, follows the artist’s eponymous exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2023), in which Tovborg investigated the mysteries and paradoxes of faith, as well as the power of images. Through the photographs taken by visual artist Mishael Fapohunda, the immersive and sacred atmosphere of the space, architecturally shaped on the model of a church according to Tovborg’s own interpretation of Christian iconography, is vividly captured. The book includes a conversation between the artist and curator and writer Francesca Astesani, delving into the themes of spirituality, iconography, and tracing how the sacred has always played a central role in Tovborg’s practice and life.