Posts Tagged ‘death’

kate macdowell

Written by Carlotta on . Posted in art, ceramic

kate macdowell

“We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough.  We want something else which can hardly be put into words–to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.” – C.S. Lewis.

In Kate’s work this romantic ideal of union with the natural world conflicts with our contemporary impact on the environment.  Her pieces are in part responses to environmental stressors including climate change, toxic pollution, and gm crops.  They also borrow from myth, art history, figures of speech and other cultural touchstones.

[via theanatomist]

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Theater of War

Written by Carlotta on . Posted in art, photography

Theater of War

Born in 1983, Emeric Lhuisset grew up in Paris suburb. Graduated in art (Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris) and in geopolitics (University Panthéon-Sorbonne / Ecole Normale Supérieure Ulm), he currently teaches at Institute of Political Studies of Paris and he is co-director of the seminar contemporary art & geopolitics. Member of research group “Art&Flux”, today he lives and works between Middle East and Paris.

Working around current affairs, just like a journalist, he approaches his artistic work with extensive investigation in the media as well as the zones concerned by the problems he is studying. He travels around the globe to experience places where many don’t dare go to. By doing so, he prepares the ground without anyone noticing at first for a reflection and questioning of the world we live in.

Theater of War, photographs with a group of Iranian-Kurdish guerilla fighters, Lambda print, 150 x 112 cm, Iraq, 2011-2012

[via lejournaldelaphotographie – therunninghorseart]

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