Film premiere "FAITH + ART"

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
I cordially invite you to the premiere of the documentary film “GLAUBE+KUNST” and look forward to diving into the reciprocity of faith and art together with you and to exploring the question of whether “religious art” is still possible at all today.
Your Bishop Dr Gebhard Fürst


Venue: EM cinema – city centre cinemas, Bolzstraße 4, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany
Date: 24 March 2023
Admission from 6.00 p.m., start 6.30 p.m.



The multifaceted interplay between faith and art is the subject of this documentary: How transcendent is art? How much aesthetics does faith require? Is “religious art” still possible at all, and if so, how?
Faith + Art approaches these questions with works from different epochs of art history – from the late Middle Ages to the present. In the process, it becomes apparent that there is a continuity of themes across the centuries. The fragility of human existence is a fundamental experience that inspires artists to this day. It is reflected in Matthias Grünewald’s Isenheim Altar, which was created more than 500 years ago, as well as in Joseph Beuys’ installation Zeige Deine Wunde (Show Your Wound) from 1976.

What is the common ground? What separates them?

In addition, the film visits artists in their studios and interviews them about their work and their motivation to deal with questions of faith in art.


Documentary: 45 minutes
Director: Dominik Wessely
The screening will be followed by a short discussion with director Dominik Wessely and Bishop Dr. Gebhard Fürst.


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