Little Sparta not only opens up onto the vistas of the hills beyond, but also onto vistas of memory, contemplation and understanding
“Moonlight, Chamonix, 1866” oil on canvas by John Ruskin
As called by John Ruskin, the ‘pathetic fallacy’ is the belief that the landscape might be made to mirror the emotional state of the person found within it. Usually, these states were ones of great turmoil, melancholy or despair, depicted by violent storms, deep chasms or overhanging rocks, the great motifs of the natural sublime.
Dan Graham, Joachim Koester, Doug Aitken, Jane and Louise Wilson, Roni Horn, Alexander and Susan Maris, Graham Gussin, Mette Tronvoll, Marine Hugonnier
ROOM 1 : URBAN
Doug Aitken (b. 1968) has created a body of work that explores the evolving ways people experience memory and narrative and relate to fast-paced urban environments. During the past decade, the artist has created innovative contemporary video art by fracturing the narrative structures of his films across multi-screen environments.
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster is a French artist and an influential figure in international contemporary art. She is known for her great variety of work in video projection, photography, and spatial installations.
Jane and Louise Wilson
‘A sense of threshold is compelling for us’
subterrain: Artworks in the cityfold//2007 by Geeta Kapur (P.174)
“ The twentieth-century figure of the romantic exile or flaneur is now too easily subsumed by global travellers. “ Geeta Kapur
New New Delhi: Room with Bed
Desire in Diaspora: Emily Jacir// 2003 by T.J.Demos (P. 177)
T.J. Demos is an art historian and cultural critic who writes on contemporary art and visual culture, particularly in relation to globalization, politics, migration and ecology.
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