THE ARTIST PROJECT: Izhar Patkin on "Shiva as Lord of Dance"
“I don't have to believe in the Shiva, but I cannot ignore what this object was meant to be.” Standing before a figure of the Shiva as Lord of Dance, Israeli artist Izhar Patkin considers the importance of an encyclopedic museum as a means of exploring the religious practices and beliefs of different cultures. This video was produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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