João Ribas (Ed.)
Co-published with MIT List Visual Arts Center, this substantial exhibition catalog explores art as speculative science. Work investigating entropy, matter, time, energy, topology, mimicry, perception and consciousness is illustrated in texts and images by a large intergenerational group of artists, historians and theoreticians. Sometimes employing scientific methodologies, other times investigating phenomena not restricted to any scientific discipline, this publication suggests that art, like science, can be seen as a form of research and inquiry into the physical and natural world. In expanding both artistic and scientific speculation, In the Holocene seeks to shift our understanding of aesthetics away from conventional ideas of pleasure, beauty and taste by drawing on the history of speculative propositions and work by contemporary artists. Over 50 artists and writers are featured with images and texts such as Roget Callois and Berenice Abbot, John Baldessari and Lucy Lippard, Friedrich Froebel and Germaine Kruip, Alfred Jarry and Sol LeWitt, John McCracken and Paul Valery.
Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
380 pp / 100 color
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