Plastic Capitalism

Plastic Capitalism➾ [Download] ➻ Plastic Capitalism By Amanda Boetzkes ➷ – Tbjewellers.co.uk An argument for the centrality of the visual culture of waste as seen in works by international contemporary artists to the study of our ecological conditionEcological crisis has driven contemporary a An argument for the centrality of the visual culture of waste as seen in works by international contemporary artists to the study of our ecological conditionEcological crisis has driven contemporary artists to engage with waste in its most non biodegradable forms plastics e waste toxic waste garbage hermetically sealed in landfills In this provocative and original book Amanda Boetzkes links the increasing visualization of waste in contemporary art to the rise of the global oil economy and the emergence of ecological thinking Often when art is analyzed in relation to the political scientific or ecological climate it is considered merely illustrative Boetzkes argues that art is constitutive of an ecological consciousness not simply an extension of it The visual culture of waste is central to the study of the ecological conditionBoetzkes examines a series of works by an international roster of celebrated artists including Thomas Hirschhorn Francis Alÿs Song Dong Tara Donovan Agns Varda Gabriel Orozco and Mel Chin among others mapping waste art from its modernist origins to the development of a new waste imaginary generated by contemporary artists Boetzkes argues that these artists do not offer a predictable or facile critiue of consumer culture Bearing this in mind she explores the ambivalent relationship between waste both aestheticized and reviled and a global economic regime that curbs energy expenditure while promoting profitable forms of resource consumption.

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Plastic Capitalism Kindle ´ Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Plastic Capitalism
  • Amanda Boetzkes
  • 04 August 2016
  • 9780262039338

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