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THE FORCES BEHIND THE FORMS: GEOLOGY, MATTER, PROCESS IN CONTEMPORARY ART. Ed. by Beate Ermacoraet al. Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, 2016. Published in association with Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft, Cologne. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Ram Publications, Santa Monica. 224 pp. 27 x 17 cm. ISBN 9783864421716 Bilingual in English and German.
Due date: October 2016. Publisher's description: The Forces Behind the Forms, titled after a phrase coined by artist Per Kirkeby, who also coined the term "Anthropocene," takes up the widely conducted debate over how much our environment is influenced by human activity. Comprehensive and fully illustrated, this substantial hardcover catalog documents a variety of compelling projects and installations by 12 artists -- Olafur Eliasson, Per Kirkeby, Roger Hiorns and Giuseppe Penone, among others -- engaging the geo-aesthetics of matter and transformative processes in both nature and art in installations, images and objects. Each section devoted to an artist and project is supported by extensive color and black-and-white images and accompanied by explanatory texts. Complementing the artist sections and broadening the discourse are six essays by art historians, scientists and curators who discuss the artistic use of geological history as a space for thought in relation to politics and science, and the consequences of our relationship to nature, matter and, ultimately, to ourselves.
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Worldwide Number: 175349
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