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Natural histories: traces of the political

Natural histories: traces of the political

Fuchs, Rainer, 1959- editor; Museum Moderner Kunst (Austria), host institution

The exhibition, 'Natural Histories: Traces of the Political' examines connections between nature and history that avoid an ahistorical understanding of nature and a naturalized image of history. It is about nature as a historically and culturally determined space and concept, and an idea of history whose course and development should not be equated with the logic of natural process. The presentation spans the period from the 1960s to the present, beginning with works of conceptual art that reflect on both the conditions of artistic production and reception and also their social dimensions and critiques of history. Artists of the next generation draw on the traditions of critiques of colonialism and of society, and transfer and update these into their own contemporary environments

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Vienna: Museum moderner Kunst, [2017]
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Rainer Fuchs
ISBN: 3960982518, 9783960982517
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Exhibition held at mumok - Museum moderner Kunst, Vienna, 23 September 2017 to 14 January 2018.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Note: Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at mumok (Museum moderner Kunst), Austria, 23rd September 2017-14th January 2018.
Physical Description: 298 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 28 cm
Subject: Nature in art Exhibitions.; Art and Design.; Contemporary art; Animals; Art Political aspects Exhibitions.; Nature