Supernature

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Imaging Lazarus: The Undead in Contemporary Painting

Imaging Lazarus: The Undead in Contemporary Painting

Steve Locke I want to avoid the obvious discussion of painting being dead. It’s not. Rather, painting has been killed several times and has been brought back to life by a certain kind of belief, or faith in it. This faith sustains painting as a practice, but recently there has been a kind of representation of the body, the “undead” body in painting that I think has a lot to do with the history of painting,...

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Opening the Tomb: Supernature, Beautiful Decay, and Ruination

Opening the Tomb: Supernature, Beautiful Decay, and Ruination

Ricky Varghese In order to start the work of theorizing supernature here, it might be best, at first, to locate my interest. Without appearing somewhat or overly morbid, it is essential for me to admit that I have always held a profound interest in and fascination with the specific site of the grave, the tomb, the crypt, or the mausoleum, or with any site or space, for that matter, that becomes the keeper and...

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