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Narrative and Image by Song Sanghee: The Living and the Dead

posted 02 May 2019

Anthropology of Images and Contemporary Art: Image and Death (1)

Image culture researcher Lee Nara’s column “Anthropology of Images and Contemporary Art: Image and Death” introduces Walter Benjamin, Georges Bataille, Hans Belting, Georges Didi-Huberman, and other image theorists and their ideas to examine the history and present status of image and its intimate relationship with the anthropological subject “death” in light of selective contemporary artworks that incorporate anthropological and art-historical images and videos. In doing so, Lee attempts to map out the migration of image—its perenniality and universality transcending of time or territory.