untethering landscapes

“Landscape has come to be the term that we use in the West for a certain kind of bourgeois-Romantic action upon nature that produces an art object as its end result, but this doesn’t mean that there aren’t other ways of aestheticising nature that we can’t also call landscape. For after we have finished critiquing the European Landscape tradition, we are free to continue to name what is left with that old but still useful term ‘Landscape’ if only to indicate its dialectical nature was there from the very beginning.”

Eu Jin Chua

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