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The Monument and the Myth: the artwork of Istvan Kantor

Essay by Mireille Bourgeois, 2014 First published in the book Permanent Revolution: Istvan Kantor, by the Kantor Collective, distributed through Art Metropole. Editor: Linda Feesey and Mireille Bourgeois, includes writers: Mike Hoolboom, Lewis Kaye, Shannon Bell, Istvan Kantor, Eszter Jagica, Kristine Stiles, and David Liss. Mythology is known as a collection of myths. Myth, being the … Continue reading

Memento Mori, the skull in contemporary art

by Mireille Bourgeois, originally written October 2007 The popular symbolism of the skull in the culture of pop, neo-gothic, youth, indie, and gang body art, share a common representation of a personal or collective freedom from parental oppression, mass media influences, and political agendas.[1] Though the images of skulls and skeletons have been over consumed … Continue reading

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