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The Chicago Reader published a blistering review of the Cape Farewell exhibition currently at Columbia College.
â€œThis sort of easy moralism, pandering to a like-minded audience, is bad enough. Itâ€™s the bland egotism thatâ€™s truly unsettling. The artists have put a hand on nature, framing it, manipulating it, and hauling it home like a lion pelt collected on a safari. They emulate the hubris theyâ€™re trying to indict. They suggest that nature is ours to have, hold, and fuck with. And fuck, with its sexual connotations, is the right word, too: thereâ€™s sadism in the unacknowledged, fetishized lust for control thatâ€™s put on display here. The world serves and is subsumed into the artists, who use it for their own pleasure and what they take to be its good.â€
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