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To Life!: Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet

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"Linda Weintraub creates the first thorough and illuminating study for rethinking the environmental impact of art practices, and the meaning of aesthetics, in relation to larger ecosystems. Through a carefully curated selection of international artists, she lays the foundation for a deeper analysis of the complexity and diversity of eco practices, linking these to other movements, past and present. The critical language is accessible and invaluable for understanding and analyzing the historical and conceptual underpinnings of ecologically based art works. All those interested in shaping the uncertain future will find To Life! a must-read."and#151;Patricia Olynyk, Artist, Director, Graduate School of Art, Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis.

"To Life! is an informative guide that illuminates and elucidates environmental problems and ecological relationships. This remarkable multidisciplinary effort cuts the jargon of both the art and science worlds to bring the inspiration and insights of EcoArt to environmentalists, conservationists, and the general public."and#151;Daniel Simberloff, Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Tennessee

Synopsis:

To Life! Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet documents the burgeoning eco art movement from A to Z, presenting a panorama of artistic responses to environmental concerns, from Ant Farmand#8217;s anti-consumer antics in the 1970s to Marina Zurkowand#8217;s 2007 animation that anticipates the havoc wreaked upon the planet by global warming. This text is the first international survey of twentieth and twenty-first-century artists who are transforming the global challenges facing humanity and the Earthand#8217;s diverse living systems. Their pioneering explorations are situated at todayand#8217;s cultural, scientific, economic, spiritual, and ethical frontiers. The text guides students of art, design, environmental studies, and interdisciplinary studies to integrate environmental awareness, responsibility, and activism into their professional and personal lives.

About the Author

Linda Weintraub is the Founder and Director of Artnow Publications and the author of Avant-Guardians: Textlets in Art and Ecology.

Table of Contents

Online Auxiliaries for Instructors and Students

Acknowledgments

Preface

Schematics/Indexes/Glossaries

Art Genres

Art Strategies

Eco Issues

Eco Approaches

Art: Artistic Infrastructure

Introduction

Eco Art Is

Eco Art Is Not

Eco: Ecolog ical Operatives

Introduction

Eco Art Themes

Eco Art Aesthetics

Eco Art Materials

Twentieth-Century Eco Art Pioneers

Ant Farm (USA) and#149; Conspicuous Consumption

Herbert Bayer (Austria) and#149; Watershed Management and Beautification

Joseph Beuys (Germany) and#149; Energy Generation as Social Sculpture

Hans Haacke (Germany) and#149; Ecological/Political/Cultural Systems

Helen and Newton Harrison (USA) and#149; Strategies to Sustain Life

Friedensreich Hundertwasser (Austria) and#149; Built Environments as Living Systems

Allan Kaprow (USA) and#149; Performing a River

Frans Krajcberg (Poland) and#149; Integral Naturalism

Mario Merz (Italy) and#149; Template of Life and Dynamism

Carolee Schneemann (USA) and#149; Primal Immersions

Bonnie Ora Sherk (USA) and#149; Urban Oasis

Alan Sonfist (USA) and#149; Preservation of Living Systems

Mierle Laderman Ukeles (USA) and#149; Honoring Maintenance

Twenty-First-Century Eco Art Explorers

Brandon Ballengand#233;e (USA) and#149; Species Reclamation

The Beehive Design Collective (USA) and#149; The True Cost of Coal

Mel Chin (USA) and#149; Soil Remediation

Chu Yun (China) and#149; Planned Obsolescence

Critical Art Ensemble (USA) and#149; Contestational Biology

Fernando Garcand#237;a-Dory (Spain ) and#149; Neo-Pastoralism

Bright Ugochukwu Eke (Nigeria) and#149; Acid Rain Check

Nicole Fournier (Canada) and#149; Poly Agriculture

Amy Franceschini (USA) and#149; Do-It-Yourself Energy Generation

Gelitin (Austria) and#149; One with Nature

Andy Goldsworthy (UK) and#149; Anthropocentric/Ecocentric Beauty

Andy Gracie (UK) and#149; Bioelectronics

Tue Greenfort (Denmark) and#149; Salvation through Conservation

Terike Haapoja (Finland) and#149; Cross-Species Affinity

HeHe (UK and Germany) and#149; Air Pollutants

Natalie Jeremijenko (Australia) and#149; Citizen Ecologists

Yun-Fei Ji (China) and#149; Failings of an Engineering Triumph

Eduardo Kac (Brazil) and#149; Painting with Life

Jae Rhim Lee (South Korea) and#149; Cultivating the Human Body

Maya Lin (USA) and#149; The Sixth Extinction

Michael Mandiberg (USA) and#149; Tactical Media Campaign

Viet Ngo (Vietnam) and#149; Corporate-Scale Eco Art

Marjetica Potrc (Slovenia ) and#149; DIY Renewal for Slums and Condos

Red Earth (UK) and#149; Deep Time

Pedro Reyes (Mexico ) and#149; Pistols into Spades

Tomand#225;s Saraceno (Argentina) and#149; Sun/Wind/Flower Power

Simon Starling (UK) and#149; Energy Foibles and Follies

Gerda Steiner and Jand#246;rg Lenzlinger (Switzerland) and#149; Twin Perils and#151; Excess and Scarcity

Tavares Strachan (Bahamas) and#149; Prepping for Global Warming

SUPERFLEX (Denmark) and#149; Toolbox for Social Justice

Reverend Billy Talen (USA) and#149; Stop Shopping Gospel

Tissue Culture and Art Project (Finland and UK) and#149; Victimless Leather and Meat

Lily Yeh (China) and#149; Holistic Healing and Renewal

Marina Zurkow (USA) and#149; Turf Wars and Global Warming

The Future

Addendum: Personal Survey and#151; What Do I Believe?

Suggestions for Further Research

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520273610
Author:
Weintraub, Linda
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 scattered thoughout
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
10.25 x 7 in

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To Life! Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet documents the burgeoning eco art movement from A to Z, presenting a panorama of artistic responses to environmental concerns, from Ant Farmand#8217;s anti-consumer antics in the 1970s to Marina Zurkowand#8217;s 2007 animation that anticipates the havoc wreaked upon the planet by global warming. This text is the first international survey of twentieth and twenty-first-century artists who are transforming the global challenges facing humanity and the Earthand#8217;s diverse living systems. Their pioneering explorations are situated at todayand#8217;s cultural, scientific, economic, spiritual, and ethical frontiers. The text guides students of art, design, environmental studies, and interdisciplinary studies to integrate environmental awareness, responsibility, and activism into their professional and personal lives.
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