Inke Arns (Ed.)
In light of the acute problems caused by human-induced transformation of the earth and its ecosystems we must reconsider—at a fundamental level, and in slow, subtle and matter-of-fact ways—how we understand and interact with the world of things. World of Matter, first a museum exhibition, developed into an international project investigating raw materials and the complex ecologies of which they are a part. The wide range of aesthetic and ethical approaches to the handling of resources in many world regions and post-national spaces that are presented in this book challenge the capitalistic assumption that the planet’s materials are primarily for human consumption. By drawing connections between works that derive from artistic practice, journalism, philosophy, activism and other realms of research, World of Matter provides a place for ecological imaginaries. Contributions by Nabil Ahmed, Inke Arns, Mabe Bethônico, Ursula Biemann, Gavin Bridge, Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan and T. J. Demos, among others.
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches / 192 pp / Extensive b&w and color
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HARTWARE MEDIEN KUNSTVEREIN, GERMANY