The December issue of Sculpture focuses on artists pushing material boundaries, including Adrian Villar Rojas and Edgardo Madanes of Argentina, Kaarina Kaikkonen of Finland, David Mach of the U.K. and Robert Mangold and Dan S...
One of the seven deadly sins, sloth has long been reviled in the Christian world. But as capitalism appropriated the Christian tradition of work and recast it as the ethical imperative of its own secular new world order, laziness was revaluated by philosophers, writers and artists as a means of resisting the prevalent social order and its gospel of profit-driven hard work.
From the rule of "an eye for an eye" in the Code of Hammurabi and the Old Testament to the rise of the reforming "penitentiary" in the nineteenth century, from Kant's notion of the right of retaliation to historical-philosophical explorations by Michel Foucault and John Rawls, the question of punishment has long been central to religious, political and philosophical discourse.
Cabinet 53 : Stones Sina Najafi
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Cabinet 53, with a special section on "Stones," features an interview with Robert Proctor on the establishment in the nineteenth century of the now-familiar scale used to value gemstones and the rise of the once-lowly diamond; Brooke Holmes on stones in love; Hugh Raffles on the history of the London Stone; and Richard Klein on the anthropomorphic erratics of Fairfield County, Conneticut.