RUIN

Ruin Lust: A Review of Our Fascination with Decay

Ruin Lust: A Review of Our Fascination with Decay

Yoanna (Yoli) Terziyska Why are we fascinated by ruins? They recall the glory of dead civilizations and the certain end of our own. They stand as monuments to historic disasters, but also provoke dreams about futures born from destruction and decay. Ruins are bleak but alluring reminders of our vulnerable place in time and space. -Brian Dillon Ruin Lust was an exhibition that recently took place at London’s Tate Britain; it presented its viewers...

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Eva Kot’átková

Eva Kot’átková

Natasha Chaykowski Eva Kot’átková, Untitled, 2014, Wood, collage on paper, glass. 14 feet. Courtesy the artist, Art en Valise, Scrap Metal Gallery and Meyer Riegger. ‘Ideas are to objects as constellations are to stars,’ wrote Walter Benjamin. Benjamin’s whimsical comparison suggests that objects—the solid stuff of the universe—are immutable, while ideas exist malleably in the ether, interpreting and making sense of the otherwise chaotic night sky. This logic that sees objects as stable fixtures...

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All Beneath the Moon Decays

All Beneath the Moon Decays

Britt Gallpen To ask viewers to read the minimal, largely monochromatic forms on view at Daniel Faria Gallery as a meditation on ruin is also, perhaps, to ask them to imagine how we might begin to give material form to the passage of time. A very large task indeed and one that is extensively outlined in the gallery text by curator Rui Mateus Amaral. All Beneath the Moon Decays features works by Allyson Vieira...

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