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see pilgrimpilgrim,
one who travels to a shrine or other sacred place out of religious motives. Pilgrimages are a feature of many religions and cultures. Examples in ancient Greece were the pilgrimages to Eleusis and Delphi. Pilgrimages are well established in India (e.g.
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Shrine

A place, building, or structure made sacred by association with a historic event or holy personage; an altar, tomb, or chapel.

Shrine

 

a large casket in the form of a sarcophagus or box, or sometimes an architectural structure, often decorated with various pictures, precious stones, and the like and used to hold the remains of saints.

Shrines were set up in churches, usually in an elevated place under a canopy. Some shrines have great aesthetic value, such as the shrine of St. Sebaldus in the Church of St. Sebaldus in Nuremberg (bronze, 1508–19; sculptors, P. Fischer and sons) and the shrine of St. Sergius of Radonezh in the Trinity Cathedral of the St. Sergius Trinity Monastery (silver, 16th century, with a silver canopy from the 18th century).

shrine

A receptacle to contain sacred relics; by extension, a building for that purpose.

shrine

1. a place of worship hallowed by association with a sacred person or object
2. a container for sacred relics
3. the tomb of a saint or other holy person
4. RC Church a building, alcove, or shelf arranged as a setting for a statue, picture, or other representation of Christ, the Virgin Mary, or a saint
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Not disturbing the shrinelike sanctuary of the solitary prophet, a series of eight handsomely rendered but in the end ho-hum "Prophetic Drawings" in pencil and (save one) gold marker was hung around the gallery's antechambers: more veilings; grave, Mapplethorpe-y flowers; etc.
The tableaux do have a painterly effect, inviting one to pause rather than flip quickly to the next shot: All it takes to slow down the viewer's experience of photos, I marveled, is huge-scale, super-high-end projection, emanating sound, a self-contained shrinelike installation, and a bit of animation.
Even more brazen is Japanese artist Masato Nakamuca's QSC +mV, 1999, a shrinelike room full of illuminated McDonald's logos, casting a sickly, jaundiced light on a supposedly contenthungry audience.
The presentation is somewhat exquisite for things so painful to view, generating for some viewers a powerful tension - between the exhibits' horrible anatomical specificity and the space's churchy atmosphere, with shrinelike pools of light honoring B's records of sacrifice - and for others, probably, an irony that's rather too heavy.
The show included, among others, Jim Hodges' delicate wind-chime screen; Ann Hamilton's shrinelike LCD screen and video, set in a window of a private home; and, sequestered in a garden, Marina Abramovic's amethyst-encrusted Chair of Lovers.