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Salla Tykkä: White Depths

Salla Tykkä: White Depths
Library Shelf Location 18.TYKK
Publication Date 2011
Description Inspired by the ideas of the English art historian John Ruskin, proponent of a romantic and ethical ideal of beauty at odds with the late-modern era Imperialist sense of superiority, the Finnish artist traces the spasmodic pursuit of perfection - sublimated in the color white – back to the capitalist desire for hegemony and control over nature and over man. Juxtaposing the consequences of that culture with the image of the present, Salla Tykkä highlights the idiosyncrasies that lie at the origins of contemporary myths and of our perception of beauty (a constructed, forced, unnatural and domesticated beauty), as well as the effects of the false ideologies that led to the decline of an era and a culture.
ISBN 9788862081924
Quantity 1
Pages 96
Authors Tom Morton, Lorenzo Giusti, Marinella Paderni
Format Hardback
Publisher Damiani - New York, Paris, Bologna, Hong Kong
Related Artist Salla Tykka
Categories Photography, Film/Video/Projections etc
Artist's Nationality Finnish
Language English

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