Wydział Edukacji Artystycznej i Kuratorstwa serdecznie zaprasza na wykład prof. Ursuli Ströbele (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte w Monachium) – ‘Silent Spring‘. Ecological Systems and Activism in the (sculptural) arts since the 1960s
Termin: 29.04.2021 godz. 18.00–19.30
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„In the twentieth century […] the artist’s sensibility has entered a new phase of orientation which its prime goal is to provide a format for the emerging ecological consciousness.“
Based on this quote by Gyorgy Kepes (1972) and taking Rachel Carson‘s iconic book ‘Silent Spring‘ (1962) as a departing point, the lecture examines the continuous growth of interconnectedness between art and ecological issues, using artistic examples such as Hans Haacke‘s non-human living sculptures and biological systems (1965–72), Pierre Huyghe‘s sculptural situations Untilled (2012) and After ALife Ahead (2017), Anne Duk Hee Jordan‘s food sculptures or Diana Lelonek‘s Center for the Living Things (since 2016).
Looking back at a timespan of around 60 years, the relationship between the arts and what has been called ‘nature‘ as historic, cultural and scientific concept has undergone major shifts. Various theories of post-(human)nature and eco-fiction have become more and more influential during the last decades as is well-known. Leaving behind established dualisms and restricting dialectics, an expanded idea of ecology might help to approach these artistic positions and their specific sculptural aesthetics of the living.