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Nature (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art)

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Nature, as both subject and object, has been repeatedly rejected and reclaimed by artists over the last half century. With the dislocation of disciplinary boundaries in visual culture, art that is engaged with nature has also forged connections with a new range of scientific, historical, and philosophical ideas. Developing technologies make our interventions into natural systems both increasingly refined and profound. Advances in biological and telecommunication technology continually modify the way we present ourselves. So too are artistic representations of nature (human and otherwise) being transformed. This anthology addresses these issues by considering how the rise of transdisciplinary practices in the postwar era allowed for new kinds of artistic engagement with nature. These include the postminimalist inscriptions associated with Land art; environmentally engaged practices designed to propose novel forms of stewardship; and more recent projects concerned with relationships between the most subtle and minute components of life and the large-scale appearance of the world. These projects unsettle the most basic operations of "natural" personhood and identity. Including a wide range of writings by and about artists, juxtaposed with influential texts from diverse theoretical bases, this collection provides an overview of the eclectic scientific and philosophical sources that inform contemporary art's investigations of nature.

About the Author

Jeffrey Kastner is a New York--based writer and critic and senior editor of Cabinet. A regular contributor to Artforum and the New York Times, he has written extensively on contemporary art in numerous catalogues and journals. His books include Land and Environmental Art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262517669
Author:
Kastner, Jeffrey
Publisher:
MIT Press (MA)
Author:
Whitechapel Gallery Ventures Limited
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Philosophy-Aesthetics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art Nature
Publication Date:
20120302
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.75 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Themes In Art
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Theory and Criticism
Humanities » Philosophy » Aesthetics

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