And Another Thing: Nonanthropocentrism and Art Katherine Behar, Emmy Mikelson.
- Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2020
- Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2020
1 online resource (85 pages) : illustrations; PDF, digital file(s).
- Modern art -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art and morals.
- Exhibition catalogs.
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- In And Another Thing: Nonanthropocentrism and Art, Katherine Behar and Emmy Mikelson explore how artists engage with nonanthropocentrism, one of the primary tenets shared by recent speculative realist and new materialist philosophies. Extending their investigations in And Another Thing, an exhibition which the authors curated in 2011, this volume documents both that exhibition and expands on two of its curatorial aims: prioritizing art historical contexts for contemporary philosophy (rather than the other way around), and apprehending artworks as historically specific objects of philosophy.The book is organized in three sections. In the first section, Behar and Mikelson provide long-form essays that chart the evolution of nonanthropocentrism and art, spanning eighteenth-century architectural drawing, performance, minimalist sculpture, and contemporary postminimalism. These essays raise the stakes for art and speculative realism, showing how artists have figured and prefigured nonanthropocentric ideas strikingly similar to those expounded in various "new" realist, materialist, and speculativist philosophies. Literally occupying the center of the volume, in section two, the exhibition is represented by full-color plates of eleven works by Carl Andre, Laura Carton, Valie Export, Regina Jose Galindo, Tom Kotik, Mary Lucking, Bruce Nauman, Grit Ruhland, Anthony Titus, Ruslan Trusewych, and Zimoun. Artworks by these emerging and canonical figures lay bare the networks of alliances underlying the exhibition. The book concludes with three short meditations on the relation between nonanthropocentrism and art, and what that relation might portend for future thought. These essays, by Bill Brown, Patricia Ticineto Clough, and Robert Jackson, are speculative in the sense that they perceive potentials for theory arising from nonanthropocentrism's manifestations in art.
- Space for things: art, objects, and speculation / Emmy Mikelson
Arbitrary objects: minimalism and nonanthropocentrism / Katherine Behar
Curatorial statement / Katherine Behar and Emmy Mikelson
Regina Jose Galindo
The recentness of things / Bill Brown
Demonstration and description / Robert Jackson
Trauma expanded/aesthetics expanded / Patricia Ticineto Clough.
- Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on print version record.
"And Another Thing was exhibited at the James Gallery at the Center for the Humanities at The CUNY Graduate Center and was made possible, in part, by support from Bitforms Gallery, Paula Cooper Gallery, Prometeo Gallery, and the Video Data Bank"--Colophon.
- Mikelson, Emmy, author.
Amie and Tony James Gallery, host institution.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.21983/P3.0144.1.00 doi
- Access Restriction:
- Open Access Unrestricted online access star
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