Appel à contributions : « L’art et l’environnement », revue Archives of American Art Journal

The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art is planning an issue of the Archives of American Art Journaldevoted to art and the environment. This special issue invites scholars and artists to explore environmental and ecological questions through the rich primary sources at the Archives of American Art. The following highlights from the Archives’ research collections (http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections) are among the many sources that might foster new contributions to eco-criticism and the broader field of environmental humanities:

– Correspondence and other papers of landscape painters Thomas Cole, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John F. Kensett, and Sanford Robinson Gifford;

– Documentation of major Earthworks or . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Towards an Aesthetics of Geology in the Age of Anthropocene » (Londres, 5-7 avril 2018)

Towards an Aesthetics of Geology in the Age of Anthropocene

Geology has been a topic of interest and attraction for artists, at least since JMW Turner’s geological sublime, as it was famously put forward by John Ruskin. During the 1960s, a time of cybernetics, technological upheaval and subsequent reshaping of our relations to time and space, Robert Smithson suggested the notion of abstract geology, tracing connections between geological, body and mental processes.

Until the 1960s-1970s, what artists find particularly fascinating in the aesthetics of geology is the challenge of its double invisibility: on one side, the relation to ‘deep time’ threatens the three classical temporal dimensions . . . → En lire plus