current interest: Grey Hope: the persistence of melancholy

current interest: Grey Hope: the persistence of melancholy

Words:
Images:
January 01 2012 / artists

Here’s a project dedicated to the cultural pedigree of melancholy. It is a collection of artwork and writings by international writers, photographers and painters. I found that the Nordic writers have an especially poignant relationship with melancholy being that it is such an imperative characteristic of the landscape they live in. I believe those of us who live in the Pacific Northwest can understand the sea melts into the sky melts into the land concept and appreciate its ramifications.

Contributors.

Karin Mamma Andersson
Daniel Birnbaum & Anders Olsson
Brian Dillon
Peter Doig
Lucy Gunning
Lars Gustafsson
Per Kirkeby
Jennifer Radden
Hrafnkell SigurĂ°sson
Richard Wright