Art History Lectures no. 13 & 14 (by Ingrid Halland)
Art and the Anthropocene: Posthumanism and deep relationalism
10.15 – 12.00, Knut Knaus
During the last decade, the Nordic contemporary art scene has seen a dramatic increase in processual artworks with an ethical value base directed towards destabilising human exceptionalism. Simultaneously, in disciplines such as philosophy, literature, art history, and cultural studies, there has been a new development in theory and method that attempts the same. This lecture weaves together key tendencies in art and thinking in the 2010s, and introduces the term ‘deep relationalism’ to describe a turn towards an ethical aesthetics for our posthuman times.