Decolonizing Nature

Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology

Author: T. J. Demos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783956790942

Category: Ecology in art

Page: 296

View: 5596

While ecology has received little systematic attention within art history, its visibility and significance has grown in relation to the threats of climate change and environmental destruction. By engaging artists? widespread aesthetic and political engagement with environmental conditions and processes around the globe?and looking at cutting-edge theoretical, political, and cultural developments in the Global South and North?Decolonizing Nature offers a significant, original contribution to the intersecting fields of art history, ecology, visual culture, geography, and environmental politics. Art historian T. J. Demos, author of Return to the Postcolony: Specters of Colonialism in Contemporary Art (2013), considers the creative proposals of artists and activists for ways of life that bring together ecological sustainability, climate justice, and radical democracy, at a time when such creative proposals are urgently needed.

Das terrestrische Manifest

Author: Bruno Latour

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518758047

Category: Political Science

Page: 150

View: 5430

Eine Serie politischer Unwetter hat die Welt durcheinandergebracht. Die Instrumente, mit denen wir uns früher orientierten, funktionieren nicht mehr. Verstanden wir Politik lange als einen Zeitstrahl, der von einer lokalen Vergangenheit in eine globale Zukunft führen würde, realisieren wir nun, dass der Globus für unsere Globalisierungspläne zu klein ist. Der Weg in eine behütetere Vergangenheit erweist sich ebenfalls als Fiktion. Wir hängen in der Luft, der jähe Absturz droht. In dieser brisanten Situation gilt es zuallererst, wieder festen Boden unter den Füßen zu gewinnen und sich dann neu zu orientieren. Bruno Latour unternimmt den Versuch, die Landschaft des Politischen neu zu vermessen und unsere politischen Leidenschaften auf neue Gegenstände auszurichten. Jenseits überkommener Unterscheidungen wie links und rechts, fortschrittlich und reaktionär plädiert er für eine radikal materialistische Politik, die nicht nur den Produktionsprozess einbezieht, sondern auch die ökologischen Bedingungen unserer Existenz.

Wir sind nie modern gewesen

Versuch einer symmetrischen Anthropologie

Author: Bruno Latour

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3050070153

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 4195

Changing Representations of Nature and the City

The 1960s-1970s and their Legacies

Author: Gabriel N. Gee,Alison Vogelaar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113496840X

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 2516

The turn of the 1960s-70s, characterized by the rapid acceleration of globalization, prompted a radical transformation in the perception of urban and natural environments. The urban revolution and related prospect of the total urbanisation of the planet, in concert with rapid population growth and resource exploitation, instigated a surge in environmental awareness and activism. One implication of this moment is a growing recognition of the integration and interconnection of natural and urban entities. The present collection is an interdisciplinary inquiry into the changing modes of representation of nature in the city beginning from the turn of the 1960s/70s. Bringing together a number of different disciplinary approaches, including architectural studies and aesthetics, heritage studies and economics, environmental science and communication, the collection reflects upon the changing perception of socio-natures in the context of increasing urban expansion and global interconnectedness as they are/were manifest in specific representations. Using cases studies from around the globe, the collection offers a historical and theoretical understanding of a paradigmatic shift whose material and symbolic legacies are still accompanying us in the early 21st century.

Räume der Neoliberalisierung

zur Theorie der ungleichen Entwicklung

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899652307

Category:

Page: 157

View: 2654

Molekulares Rot

Theorie für das Anthropozän

Author: McKenzie Wark

Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3957574412

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 5457

»Vielleicht brauchen wir eine neue kritische Theorie. Oder eine neu-alte, denn wie sich herausstellt, gab es bereits einmal eine kraftvolle und originelle Denkströmung, die in einem früheren, gescheiterten Versuch, die Vorgeschichte – die Zeit vor dem Anthropozän – zu beenden, beinahe ausgelöscht worden wäre.« Im Rückgriff auf die Ideengeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts, insbesondere auf Alexander Bogdanov und Andrej Platonow, versucht McKenzie Wark in diesem radikalen Großessay die Grundlegung einer Theorie für das Anthropozän. Er fordert dabei einen alternativen – und keinen spekulativen – Realismus. Einen Realismus, der für plurale, sich mit anderen Geschichten befassende Narrative offen ist. Im Schatten der Kohlenstoffbefreiungsfront ruft er dazu auf, eine neue Poetik und Technik zur Wissensorganisation zu erschaffen, und wagt es, die Misere unserer Zeit neu zu denken.

Lavapolis

Author: Michael Schindhelm

Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3957570514

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

View: 3040

Lavapolis ist eine mögliche Insel im Mittelmeer, ein Gegenort. Ihre Bewohner, die Michael Schindhelm in diesem faszinierenden, vielstimmigen, literarischen Gedankenspiel zum Sprechen bringt, sind Gestrandete, Hoffnungsjäger, Enttäuschte und Visionäre. Alle treibt ein latentes oder offensichtliches Unbehagen an der Gegenwart um. Hier berichten sie von ihrem neuen Leben auf der Insel, sich widersprechend, einander zustimmend. In einer anderen Welt wären sie vielleicht Feinde, auf Lavapolis aber sind sie Teil eines Projekts, in dessen Zentrum die Möglichkeit steht, unterschiedlichste Lebensentwürfe zu verwirklichen, die sich dank dieses politischen, wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Experiments unaufhörlich erneuern. Michael Schindhelm entwirft mit Lavapolis eine mögliche Zukunft, einen Ausweg aus der scheinbaren Einbahnstraße nach dem Ende aller Utopien und der Diktatur des Wirklichen, und stellt die Frage: Was ist möglich? "Lavapolis" ist Ausgangspunkt eines großen Projekts, das seine Fortsetzung im realen Leben mit Stationen u.a. im Europäischen Parlament in Straßburg und auf der Biennale in Venedig findet.

Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology

Author: Willis J. Jenkins,Mary Evelyn Tucker,John Grim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317655338

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 462

View: 9296

The moral values and interpretive systems of religions are crucially involved in how people imagine the challenges of sustainability and how societies mobilize to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well-being. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology provides the most comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field. It encourages both appreciative and critical angles regarding religious traditions, communities, attitude, and practices. It presents contrasting ways of thinking about "religion" and about "ecology" and about ways of connecting the two terms. Written by a team of leading international experts, the Handbook discusses dynamics of change within religious traditions as well as their roles in responding to global challenges such as climate change, water, conservation, food and population. It explores the interpretations of indigenous traditions regarding modern environmental problems drawing on such concepts as lifeway and indigenous knowledge. This volume uniquely intersects the field of religion and ecology with new directions within the humanities and the sciences. This interdisciplinary volume is an essential reference for scholars and students across the social sciences and humanities and for all those looking to understand the significance of religion in environmental studies and policy.

Heiner Goebbels - Ästhetik der Abwesenheit

Texte zum Theater

Author: Heiner Goebbels

Publisher: Verlag Theater der Zeit

ISBN: 3943881229

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

View: 5079

Der international renommierte und vielfach ausgezeichnete Komponist und Theatermacher Heiner Goebbels ist ein Grenzgänger zwischen den Künsten. Theater ist für ihn ein komplexes Wechselspiel zwischen Klang, Licht, Raum und der Wahrnehmung des Zuschauers. An die Stelle von Repräsentation tritt das Spiel mit der Abwesenheit von Figur, dramatischer Handlung und des Schauspielers im Zentrum der Aufmerksamkeit. Es ist diese Abwesenheit, die der Imagination des Zuschauers einen Spielraum eröffnet und eine ästhetische Erfahrung ermöglicht. Heiner Goebbels hat seine künstlerische Arbeit und die zeitgenössische Theaterpraxis immer auch theoretisch reflektiert. Der vorliegende Band ver- sammelt seine wichtigsten Aufsätze, Vorträge und Mitschriften aus den letzten zehn Jahren.

Landscape into Eco Art

Articulations of Nature Since the ’60s

Author: Mark Cheetham

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271081406

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 2691

Dedicated to an articulation of the earth from broadly ecological perspectives, eco art is a vibrant subset of contemporary art that addresses the widespread public concern with rapid climate change and related environmental issues. In Landscape into Eco Art, Mark Cheetham systematically examines connections and divergences between contemporary eco art, land art of the 1960s and 1970s, and the historical genre of landscape painting. Through eight thematic case studies that illuminate what eco art means in practice, reception, and history, Cheetham places the form in a longer and broader art-historical context. He considers a wide range of media—from painting, sculpture, and photography to artists’ films, video, sound work, animation, and installation—and analyzes the work of internationally prominent artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Nancy Holt, Mark Dion, and Robert Smithson. In doing so, Cheetham reveals eco art to be a dynamic extension of a long tradition of landscape depiction in the West that boldly enters into today’s debates on climate science, government policy, and our collective and individual responsibility to the planet. An ambitious intervention into eco-criticism and the environmental humanities, this volume provides original ways to understand the issues and practices of eco art in the Anthropocene. Art historians, humanities scholars, and lay readers interested in contemporary art and the environment will find Cheetham’s work valuable and invigorating.

German Open

Contemporary Art in Germany/Gegenwartskunst in Deutschland

Author: Gerard Hadders,Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 7525

In the last two years the German art scene has experienced a tremendous growth unlike anything since the early 1980s -- owing to a revitalized Berlin and an ever-expanding cultural diversity. German Open captures this energy by giving an overview of more than 30 of the best young artists working in Germany today. The artists documented represent the entire spectrum of visual art, from installation to painting to video, and their work can no longer be viewed as a matter of scattered individual gestures, but must be examined in a group context. Among the artists included here are Franz Ackerman, Kai Althoff, Simone Bohm, Coisma von Bonin, Matti Braun, Olafur Eliasson, Stefan Hoderlein, Stefan Kern, Michel Majerus, Tobias Rehberger, Daniel Richter, Heidi Specker, Johannes Wohnseifer, and Joseph Zehrer.

The Art of Protest

Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Present

Author: T. V. Reed

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452958653

Category: Art

Page: 528

View: 1540

A second edition of the classic introduction to arts in social movements, fully updated and now including Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, and new digital and social media forms of cultural resistance The Art of Protest, first published in 2006, was hailed as an “essential” introduction to progressive social movements in the United States and praised for its “fluid writing style” and “well-informed and insightful” contribution (Choice Magazine). Now thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition of T. V. Reed’s acclaimed work offers engaging accounts of ten key progressive movements in postwar America, from the African American struggle for civil rights beginning in the 1950s to Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter in the twenty-first century. Reed focuses on the artistic activities of these movements as a lively way to frame progressive social change and its cultural legacies: civil rights freedom songs, the street drama of the Black Panthers, revolutionary murals of the Chicano movement, poetry in women’s movements, the American Indian Movement’s use of film and video, anti-apartheid rock music, ACT UP’s visual art, digital arts in #Occupy, Black Lives Matter rap videos, and more. Through the kaleidoscopic lens of artistic expression, Reed reveals how activism profoundly shapes popular cultural forms. For students and scholars of social change and those seeking to counter reactionary efforts to turn back the clock on social equality and justice, the new edition of The Art of Protest will be both informative and inspiring.

Begriffe des Ausstellens

(von A bis Z)

Author: Petra Reichensperger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 319

View: 3214

This publication explores themes of the exhibition through its terms - not, however, to confine into isolated conceptual categories, but to interconnect. These terms characterize exhibiting and emphasize a "between-ness". Examining a term lays bare its ruptures, shifts, or recreations, as well as social, societal, and cultural changes that have the power to structure through historical conjecture. Almost fifty terms relevant to the making and discussion of exhibitions today have been compiled in Terms of Exhibiting (from A to Z). Six essays investigate key terms raised by the three-part exhibition series "Terms of Exhibiting, Producing, and Performing" at Kunsthaus Dresden in 2012.

Gerard Byrne

Books, Magazines, and Newspapers

Author: Nicolaus Schafhausen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972680660

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 517

Irish artist Gerard Byrne zeroes in on how photography and film influence visual culture in the modern world. Byrne's conceptually based photos and videos explore the genealogies underlying each picture and the different frames which guide their perception. An in-depth interview with Byrne and an insightful essay by George Baker.

Pop oder Populus

Kunst zwischen High und Low

Author: Bettina Funcke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 5891

Sitt Marie-Rose

Eine libanesische Geschichte

Author: Etel Adnan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518465714

Category:

Page: 122

View: 4012

Changing society: Lithuania

Author: Gintaras Makarevičius,Nicolaus Schafhausen,Frankfurter Kunstverein,Frankfurter Bookmesse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780971119390

Category: Art

Page: 155

View: 7475

Geographically, Lithuania marks the center of Europe. But little is known about the creative consciousness that has evolved since its transition from a post-Soviet state back into the fold of Western European culture. Changing Society: Lithuania explores how these issues of radical historical change affect a culture and how they are expressed in cinema, art and writing as the country establishes a new political and social identity.

Ästhetik der Installation

Author: Juliane Rebentisch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518123188

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 301

View: 8842