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The preternatural, as explored by these artists, disturb the ontological boundaries of art, nature and metaphysics. They exist within the folds of classificatory thresholds: both beyond and between nature and supernature; human and animal; vegetable and mineral; living and dead. The confusion between animate and inanimate is a primary concern, a surreality which unites with the preternatural’s love for reveling in the mysterious: bizarre fragments, unreadable words, objects of absurd scale, and distortions of the relativity of time and space flourish throughout this exhibition. Preternatural is the catalogue for a multi-site art exhibition (9 December 2011 through 17 February 2012, in Ottawa, Canada) that draws from the idea that art itself is a form of preternatural pursuit, in which the artists participating explore the bewildering condition of being in between the mundane and the marvelous in nature. It questions a world that understands itself as accessible, reachable, and ‘knowable’ and counters it with a consideration of this heterogenous proposition.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Catalogue
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Beyond Nature
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  1. Wilderness Ontology
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  1. Publication Data
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781105245022
MARC Record
OCLC
1183453288
Pages
38
Launched on MUSE
2020-08-13
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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