The curatorial aim of Irenic Projects is to exhibit contemporary art (preferably by non-religious artists) in religious spaces. The art should provoke questions by both the artists and the congregation. For the artist: Why would a religious space want to exhibit my work? For the congregation: What does this work have to do with religion? Throughout the course of the exhibit, new connections can be made that begin to answer those questions.
The goal is to broaden the dialogue between notions of sacred and secular, expand the definitions of what counts as religious practice, and help artists promote and exhibit their work outside the limitations of the typical market and institutional frameworks.