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Philosophers, social scientists, and historians have long theorised that gender is not innate but socially constructed. Artists too are part of this conversation; examining, questioning, and criticising the relationship between the ways we behave and express ourselves and the cultures in which we participate. Our eighteenth issue is dedicated to gender in visual art practice; societal pressures, fluidity and feminist discourse - probing into the gaps and unfinished business of this vital artistic and cultural theory.
Issue 19: RITUAL
Spiritualism, intellectualisation and the metaphysical take varying forms in visual arts. Whether it be ceremonial, personal or religious its representation can be direct or symbolic. The eternal search for a ‘higher power’ has inspired generations of artists who re-imagine the divide between heaven and hell, life, death and the afterlife. In an ever-advancing society does ritualism hold any measurable value? And, for artists today, can the institution properly conjure altered states and meaningful emotion?