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THE NATURE AND SUPER NATURE OF FANTICH AND YOUNG

by Ariadna Zierold

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Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young are East London based artists that started collaborating together in 2008 and have since then been known as Fantich & Young.

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Their work entails a conceptual approach to the manipulation and juxtaposition of symbolic ready-made materials. Their work addresses parallels between social evolution and evolution in the natural world: Nature as model or nature as threat.

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Their latest work Darwinian Voodoo creates art that subverts Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection with the belief system of supernatural ceremonial ritual. The concepts of nature and super-nature are explored in the work.

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