Superorganism. The Avant-Garde and the Experience of Nature
„The subjects of this book are images of nature, the impact of science on art, and the attempt to understand man's role towards the environment. The title's methaphor of the superorganism is an allusion to the expansiveness of mankind, which has brought about civilisational progress, but also Earth's degradation.
The attitudes that we encounter in avant-garde art comprise an intriguing mosaic of human fascinations, anxieties, reflections, and effects that we experience in relation to nature and which, due to their universality and the enduring character of the experience, remain invariably topical.
The publication consist of two parts. One is connected with the exhibition Superorganism. The Avant-Garde and the Experience of Nature (Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, 10 February - 21 May 2017), focusing on its themes throught the notions of Postnatural Landscape, Biophilia, Embodied Vision, Fourth Dimension, Microcosm and Macrocosm, and Evolution. The second part features essays by the renowned researches Fae Brauer, Iwona Luba, Jacob Wamberg and Isabelle Wünsche, who write about new ways of interpreting the relationship between the avant-garde, technology and nature”.
Published by: Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź
Texts: Fae Brauer, Isabel Wünsche, Jacob Wamberg, Aleksandra Jach, Paulina Kurc-Maj, Iwona Luba
Idea and research editor: Aleksandra Jach, Paulina Kurc-Maj
Language editor: Agnieszka Hatowska
Coordinator: Ewa Jędrzejczak
Graphic design and typesetting: Ryszard Bienert
Published in 2017
Format: 22 x 27 x 3 cm
Illustrations: ca.200 (102 colour and 35 black and white)
Language: Polish and English edition
This publication accompanies the exhibition „The Avant-Garde and the Experience of Nature”. The exhibition was on display in Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź between 10.02.2016 - 21.05.2017.
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