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“Gothic” is an epithet with a strange history – evoking images of death, destruction, and decay. From its origins in the 18th-century literature of terror to its contemporary manifestations in art, cinema and design, the gothic is associated with the powers of horror and the erotic macabre. Medieval ecclesiastical design, the Victorian cult of mourning, and the gothic punk subculture are other reference points. The late Alexander McQueen often explored gothic themes in his work, in collaboration with talented jewelers. The 2012 Exhibition in Print will explore contemporary gothic jewelry. Curator Valerie Steele invites suggestions and nominations related to the theme of the gothic. Please contact her at <Valerie_Steele@fitnyc.edu>.
EXTENDED Deadline: February 25, 2012.