The Dark Knight Returns
Neomedievalism in Recent Art



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Cultural Neomedievalism
Neo‐medievalism


Umberto
Eco,
"Dreaming
the
Middle
Ages,"
in
Travels
in
Hyperreality,
transl.
by
W.

Weaver,
 NY:
 Harcou...
Olivia
Plender


 The
Folly
of
Man
Exposed
or
the
World
Upside
Down,

 2006,
Details





35
Warrender
Park
Road

Plas5que
Fantas5que



Ribbon
Dance
Ritual
to
call
forth
the
Pre‐Industrial
Modern


           part
of
The
Event
in
Birmi...
Geopolitical Neomedievalism
Neo‐medievalism


“A
 system
 of
 overlapping
 authority
 and
 mulLple

loyalty.”
(Bull:
245)
1977

Disclosures
II:
The
Middle
Ages,
Laxton
September
2008


ARIs
that
share
the
New
57
ConsLtuLon:

 Transmission
(Glasgow),
CollecLve
(Edinburgh)

ARIs
that
share
the
New
57
ConsLtuLon:

Catalyst
(Belfast),
Generator
(Dundee),
Embassy
(Edinburgh)

George
Henry
Longly
Mass
Damper
(2009)

Cultural Ecologies
1999




        1973





2009

Chris
Anderson

Free:
Why
$0.00
Is
the
Future
of
Business


The
Long
Tail
in
a
Neomedieval
Art
Economy

Hauser
and
Wirth:
London
and
Zurich

Neomedieval Aesthetics
Neomedieval
AestheLcs

Neo‐Gothic
Revival
as
symptom?

Michelle
CoAon
(Curator)


The
Long
Dark
(2009)


Castlefield
Gallery,
Manchester

MarLn
 Clark,
 ArLsLc
 Director,
 Tate
 St
 Ives;
 Michael
 Bracewell,
 writer
 and
 criLc
 and

Alun
Rowlands,
arLst,
wri...
Ambient
as
cause?

Ambient
as
cure?

Alex
Pollard









Robin
Hood
Vortex
(2008)































Oil
on
Canvas

Torsten
Lauschman

The
Darker
Ages

Mary
Mary,
Glasgow,
unLl
Sat
21
Nov
2009

T.S.
Ananthu,
A
Ghandian
Approach
to

Technological
Wonders
for
the
Twenty‐
First
Century,
New
Delhi:
A
P
H
Pub.,

2003.

Slides available at www.neilmulholland.co.uk


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  1. 1. The Dark Knight Returns Neomedievalism in Recent Art www.neilmulholland.co.uk
  2. 2. Cultural Neomedievalism
  3. 3. Neo‐medievalism
 Umberto
Eco,
"Dreaming
the
Middle
Ages,"
in
Travels
in
Hyperreality,
transl.
by
W.
 Weaver,
 NY:
 Harcourt
 Brace,
 1986,
 61‐72.
 Umberto
 Eco
 said
 "..we
 are
 at
 present
 witnessing,
both
in
Europe
and
America,
a
period
of
renewed
interest
in
the
Middle
 Ages,
with
a
curious
oscillaLon
between
fantasLc
neomedievalism
and
responsible
 philological
examinaLon..."
 Luke
Collins
 Cee
Face
(2005)

  4. 4. Olivia
Plender
 The
Folly
of
Man
Exposed
or
the
World
Upside
Down,
 2006,
Details
 35
Warrender
Park
Road

  5. 5. Plas5que
Fantas5que

 Ribbon
Dance
Ritual
to
call
forth
the
Pre‐Industrial
Modern

 part
of
The
Event
in
Birmingham
in
April
2007


  6. 6. Geopolitical Neomedievalism
  7. 7. Neo‐medievalism
 “A
 system
 of
 overlapping
 authority
 and
 mulLple
 loyalty.”
(Bull:
245)
1977

  8. 8. Disclosures
II:
The
Middle
Ages,
Laxton
September
2008


  9. 9. ARIs
that
share
the
New
57
ConsLtuLon:
 Transmission
(Glasgow),
CollecLve
(Edinburgh)

  10. 10. ARIs
that
share
the
New
57
ConsLtuLon:
 Catalyst
(Belfast),
Generator
(Dundee),
Embassy
(Edinburgh)

  11. 11. George
Henry
Longly
Mass
Damper
(2009)

  12. 12. Cultural Ecologies
  13. 13. 1999
 1973
 2009
 Chris
Anderson
 Free:
Why
$0.00
Is
the
Future
of
Business


  14. 14. The
Long
Tail
in
a
Neomedieval
Art
Economy

  15. 15. Hauser
and
Wirth:
London
and
Zurich

  16. 16. Neomedieval Aesthetics
  17. 17. Neomedieval
AestheLcs

  18. 18. Neo‐Gothic
Revival
as
symptom?

  19. 19. Michelle
CoAon
(Curator)
 The
Long
Dark
(2009)
 Castlefield
Gallery,
Manchester

  20. 20. MarLn
 Clark,
 ArLsLc
 Director,
 Tate
 St
 Ives;
 Michael
 Bracewell,
 writer
 and
 criLc
 and
 Alun
Rowlands,
arLst,
writer
and
Head
of
Fine
Art,
University
of
Reading
(Curators)
 The
Dark
Monarch
 Magic
and
Modernity
in
Bri9sh
Art
 Tate
St
Ives
10
October
2009

–

10
January
2010

  21. 21. Ambient
as
cause?

  22. 22. Ambient
as
cure?

  23. 23. Alex
Pollard
 






Robin
Hood
Vortex
(2008)
 




























Oil
on
Canvas

  24. 24. Torsten
Lauschman
 The
Darker
Ages
 Mary
Mary,
Glasgow,
unLl
Sat
21
Nov
2009

  25. 25. T.S.
Ananthu,
A
Ghandian
Approach
to
 Technological
Wonders
for
the
Twenty‐ First
Century,
New
Delhi:
A
P
H
Pub.,
 2003.

  26. 26. Slides available at www.neilmulholland.co.uk Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.5 UK: Scotland License.

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