The Gothic

There is a pervasive and influential role of “the Gothic” in contemporary visual culture. The contemporary Gothic in art is informed as much by the stock themes of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Gothic novel as it is by more recent permutations of the Gothic in horror film theory, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and Goth subcultures (The Gothic, Whitechapel)

Rachel Whiteread’s House

Dan Graham

Robert Gober’s recent work—laden with Christian symbolism, criticism of America as a nexus of power, and fragmented bodies—as an updated American Gothic

Cornelia Parker, Cold Dark Matter

Chiharu Shiota

Tessa Waite

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