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The Art of Medicine: Over 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination

In his foreword to The Art of Medicine: Over 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination, Antony Gormley reminds the reader of the “pre-enlightenment idea of a Wunderkammer, or cabinet of curiosities … a collage of objects and images put together less to tell you what to think and what things were, than to incite your wonder and curiosity.”

Margaret Evangeline: Shooting Through the Looking Glass

There is something inherently philosophical in the work of Margaret Evangeline. Every project throughout her active career endeavors to examine and reframe her physical and emotional understanding of the world, easily seen in Margaret Evangeline: Shooting Through the Looking Glass.

Are You Experienced? How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art

In Are You Experienced? critic Ken Johnson examines the drug culture of the 1960s and the psychedelic culture it has spawned. Johnson chronicles various artistic movements and media from the 1960s to present day, ranging from Earthworks to cyber-psychedelia, installations to illusionism.

Collage Culture: Examining the 21st Century’s Identity Crisis

The overture of Wim Wenders’s 1989 documentary Notebook on Cities and Clothes is accompanied by the director’s voiceover on the concept of identity: The word itself gives me shivers. It rings of calm, comfort, contentedness. What is it, identity? To know where you belong? To know your self worth? To know who you are? How do you recognize identity?


The Brooklyn Rail

MAR 2012

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