CSI art: forensics enters the gallery

Fascination with forensics is spawning a genre of death art, confronting mortality including some of the most gruesome aspects of crime scene investigation (CSI).
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Artists have always confronted death from ancient Egyptian funerary art to the memento mori of European Christianity. Death is a fashionable subject among contemporary artists too. Hobart’s MONA tags itself as the museum of sex and death. Sydney’s Casula Powerhouse recently held an exhibition focused on ​how we death and mortality; practically, emotionally, physically and psychologically.

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Christine Long
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Christine Long is a Sydney freelance journalist.
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