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Science fiction

Science fiction

Byrne-Smith, Dan, editor

In the past two decades, artists and writers have increasingly adopted the idea that science fiction can be understood as a lens through which to search for fragments of truth emerging from the past or the future, and the proliferation of science fiction in contemporary art practice and discourse reflects an increased understanding of how this narrative field continues to grow in relevance. Split into four distinct approaches, 'estrangement', 'futures', 'posthumanism', and 'ecologies', this unique collection gathers key examples of the influence of science fiction in recent cultural development: from the integration and acceleration of technological change, to global urbanisation and concepts of futurity; from the boundaries of social structures and non-human life, to the threatening self-evidence of climate change

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Whitechapel Gallery, 2020
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Dan Byrne-Smith
ISBN: 0854882812, 9780854882816
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 238 p. ; 21 cm.
Series: Documents of contemporary art
Subject: Art and Design.; Science fiction History and criticism.; Art and literature.; Art, Modern 21st century Themes, motives.; Science fiction in art.; Art, Modern 20th century Themes, motives.
Series Title: Documents of contemporary art.