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  • Art and political ecology (I)
    Which potentials can be found in art, for influencing global discourses on climate change and effecting real change?
  • Reset Modernity! By Bruno Latour at the ZKM
    The ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, has proposed several interesting reflections on the questions posed by the climate change, political ecology and its relation to art. Take, for instance, the invitation made to anthropologist, philosopher and sociologist Bruno Latour, who has been working on these questions for years, and who has conceived the exhibition Reset Modernity! with Martin Guinard-Terrin, Christophe Leclercq and Donato Ricci.
  • Will Wilson and Jetsonorama: Confronting Resource Extraction in the Navajo Nation
    Two men stare into the photographer’s lens, locking eyes with the viewer. They stand back to back, both turning their faces toward us in three quarter profile. Both wear white collared shirts, with beaded necklaces visible around their necks. Both men have a caked yellow substance dripping down their faces, past their bloodshot eyes.
  • Contemporary Art at the Tipping Point – Environmentally Engaged Art at (and after) the COP21 Conference on Climate Change
    Following the populous people’s climate marches in New York and around the world in 2014, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris (COP21), a little over a year later in 2015, was broadly understood as a tipping point by activist and civil society groups, an opinion that was picked up by a large proportion of the media.
  • Interview: Bruno Latour on the show Reset Modernity! at the ZKM
    Bruno Latour talks about the origins of his ongoing exhibition Reset Modernity! at the ZKM in Karlsruhe.
  • Toxic Sublime and the Dilemma of the Documentary
    For photographers interested in capturing the effects of environmental degradation, there is a fine line between documenting and aestheticizing the human impact on our planet. Over the last two decades, a group of photographers has emerged who document, through large-scale, aerial photographs, mining and oil industries, waste, pollution, and the aftermath of nuclear and environmental disasters.
  • Seeds of Resistance. Critical Approaches to the Corporatization of Soil, Seeds, and Stone Fruit.
    Rather than simply pointing out and becrying the negative effects of the corporatization of soil, seeds, and stone fruit, Claire Pentecost, Dornith Doherty and Sam Van Aken imagine and develop new ways of relating to agriculture while caring for the planet.
  • Wild plants. Activism and autonomy in contemporary art.
    Contrary to the traditional, ontological understanding of art as something other than reality, that is merely an imitating, symbolic or referential way of relating to reality, the new type of practice is so closely tied to reality that the difference is barely identifiable.