“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Olafur Eliasson's Exhibition

Here are the details.

“For Louisiana's major autumn exhibition in 2014 Olafur Eliasson will fill the entire South Wing with a huge project that reverses the relation between nature outside and art inside.”

It reminds me of Geoffrey Hartman on “nature” as an “outdoor living room”: I always liked that line. 

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