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Art in the Anthropocene : encounters among aesthetics, politics, environments and epistemologies

Author: Heather M Davis; Etienne Turpin
Publisher: London : Open Humanities Press, 2015.
Series: Critical climate change.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edView all editions and formats
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Taking as its premise that the proposed epoch of the Anthropocene is necessarily an aesthetic event, this collection explores the relationship between contemporary art and knowledge production in an era of ecological crisis. Art in the Anthropocene brings together a multitude of disciplinary conversations, convening artists, curators, scientists, theorists and activists to address the geological reformation of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather M Davis; Etienne Turpin
ISBN: 9781785420054 1785420054
OCLC Number: 914277317
Description: 402 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Art & death : lives between the fifth assessment and the sixth extinction / introduction by Heather Davis & Etienne Turpin --
Edenic apocalypse : Singapore's end-of-time botanical tourism / project by Natasha Myers --
Diplomacy in the face of Gaia / Bruno Latour in conversation with Heather Davis --
Becoming aerosolar : from solar sculptures to cloud cities / project by Tomás Saraceno, Sasha Engelman & Bronislaw Szerszynski --
In the planetarium : the modern museum on the anthropocenic stage / essay by Vincent Normand --
Physical geology/The Library / project by Ilana Halperin --
The existence of the world is always unexpected / Jean-Luc Nancy in conversation with John Paul Ricco translated by Jeffrey Malecki --
Cloud writing : describing soft architectures of change in the Anthropocene / essay by Ada Smailbegović --
The cerumen strata : from figures to configurations / project by Richard Streitmatter-Tran & Vi Le --
Geochemistry & other planetary perspectives / essay by Ursula Biemann --
Images do not show : the desire to see in the Anthropocene / essay by Irmgard Emmelhainz --
The fates of negativity / Anselm Franke in conversation with Etienne Turpin --
Design specs in the Anthropocene : imagining the force of 30,000 years of geologic change / project by Jamie Kruse & Elizabeth Ellsworth (smudge studio) --
The Marfa stratum : contributions to a theory of sites / essay by Fabien Giraud & Ida Soulard --
On the building, crashing, and thinking of technologies & selfhood / Peter Galison in conversation with Etienne Turpin --
We're tigers / project by Ho Tzu Nyen --
Technologies of uncertainty in the search for MH370 / essay by Linday Bremner --
Last clouds / project by Karolina Sobecka --
Islands & other invisible territories / essay by Laurent Gutierrez & Valérie Portefaix (MAP Office) --
Plants that evolve (in some way or another) / project by Mixrice (Cho Jieun & Yang Chulmo) --
Indigenizing the Anthropocene / essay by Zoe Todd --
Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulhocene / Donna Haraway in conversation with Martha Kenney --
Ecologicity, vision, and the neurological system / essay by Amanda Boetzkes --
My mother's garden : aesthetics, indigenous renewal, and creativity / essay by Laura Hall --
A history according to cattle / project by Terike Haapoja & Laura Gustafsson --
PostNatural histories / Richard W. Pell in conversation with Emily Kutil & Etienne Turpin --
Dear climates / project by Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer & Marina Zurkow --
The Anthropocene : a process-state at the edge of geohistory? / essay by Peter Sloterdijk, translated by Anna-Sophie Springer --
Public smog / project by Amy Balkin --
Life & death in the Anthropocene : a short history of plastic / essay by Heather Davis --
Ecosystems of excess / project by Pinar Yoldas --
The last political scene / Sylvère Lotringer in conversation with Heather Davis & Etiennne Turpin --
#Misanthropocene : 24 theses / poem by Joshua Clover & Juliana Springer.
Series Title: Critical climate change.
Responsibility: edited by Heather Davis and Etienne Turpin.

Abstract:

Taking as its premise that the proposed epoch of the Anthropocene is necessarily an aesthetic event, this collection explores the relationship between contemporary art and knowledge production in an era of ecological crisis. Art in the Anthropocene brings together a multitude of disciplinary conversations, convening artists, curators, scientists, theorists and activists to address the geological reformation of the human species.--Back cover.

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