New Book Series from University of Minnesota Press: Art After Nature

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Giovanni Aloi and Caroline Picard are co-editing a new series for the University of Minnesota Press titled 'Art after Nature'. Currently accepting proposals. More info about the series and submission guidelines can be found here:

https://www.upress.umn.edu/press/press-releases/announcing-a-new-series-art-after-nature

'Art after Nature'

Editors: Giovanni Aloi and Caroline Picard

Art after Nature maps new aesthetic territories defined by the humanities' recent ontological turn. In the face of the unprecedented shifts in humanity's conceived relationship with the natural world, modes of critical and political artistic engagement are adapting in response. As notions of pristine sublimity crumble, Art after Nature proposes to explore the consequences of this transition, further destabilizing anthropocentrism, and revealing the dark ecological fluidity of naturecultures. The urgency imposed by anthropogenic lenses of inquiry provides an ethical focus capable of applying productive pressure on practices and discourses alike. Within this framework, art theory, practice, and criticism become intersecting platforms upon which to map current philosophical waves. Books published in this series engage with the politics and contradictions of the Anthropocene as a concept in order to problematize recent and influential philosophical waves like animal studies, posthumanism, and speculative realism in relation to art writing and art making.

All Bests,

Dr. Giovanni Aloi
Editor in Chief of Antennae Project
Lecturer in Visual Culture:
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sotheby's Institute of Art
Tate Galleries
www.antennae.org.uk
Art & Animals