Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters among Aesthetics, by Heather Davis, Etienne Turpin (eds.)

By Heather Davis, Etienne Turpin (eds.)

Taking as its premise that the proposed geologic epoch of the Anthropocene is inevitably a classy occasion, this publication explores the connection among modern artwork and data construction in an period of ecological concern, with contributions from artists, curators, theorists and activists. participants comprise Amy Balkin, Ursula Biemann, Amanda Boetzkes, Lindsay Bremner, Joshua Clover & Juliana Spahr, Heather Davis, Sara Dean, Elizabeth Ellsworth & Jamie Kruse (smudge studio), Irmgard Emmelhainz, Anselm Franke, Peter Galison, Fabien Giraud & Ida Soulard, Laurent Gutierrez & Valérie Portefaix (MAP Office), Terike Haapoja & Laura Gustafsson, Laura corridor, Ilana Halperin, Donna Haraway & Martha Kenney, Ho Tzu Nyen, Bruno Latour, Jeffrey Malecki, Mary Mattingly, Mixrice (Cho Jieun & Yang Chulmo), Natasha Myers, Jean-Luc Nancy & John Paul Ricco, Vincent Normand, Richard Pell & Emily Kutil, Tomás Saraceno, Sasha Engelmann & Bronislaw Szerszynski, Ada Smailbegovic, Karolina Sobecka, Zoe Todd, Richard Streitmatter-Tran & Vi Le, Anna-Sophie Springer, Sylvère Lotringer, Peter Sloterdijk, Etienne Turpin, Pinar Yoldas, and Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer & Marina Zurkow.

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Henry Sussman (Ann Arbor: Open Humanities Press, 2012), 76–105. Art and Death | Heather Davis & Etienne Turpin 25 59 For another elaboration of the non-human within the trajectory of anthropological research, see Eduardo Kohn, How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology beyond the Human (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2013); Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Cannibal Metaphysics: For a Post-structural Anthropology, ed. and trans. Peter Skafish (Minneapolis: Univocal, 2014); and Philippe Descola, Beyond Nature and Culture, trans.

103 If we are going to stop hoping for the best, let’s stop worrying about the worst while we’re at it. ”104 Still, we’re tired of pretending it will all be okay. 105 What most characterizes the Anthropocene is that it is an era of intensity, and the worlds we are making through our art practices, science, and research are not made to measure. We made this book together because we wanted to think with these intensities with others. —perhaps it is better to see it as what it is: a brilliant hack.

Net/gynecene. 117 John Paul Ricco, The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in a Time of Scenes (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2014), 1; for more on shared spaces of unbecoming and their various logics, see also John Paul Ricco, The Logic of the Lure (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2002); and Jean-Luc Nancy and John Paul Ricco in this volume. 118 See the conversation between Nancy and Ricco in this volume; see also Jean-Luc Nancy and Aurélien Barrau, What’s These Worlds Coming To?

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