Seminar 2 - ART and the OCEAN

Semester 1. / 3. Semester Master

03./04.10., 19./20.12.2018


ca. 10:00 - 12:30 Uhr / 13:30 - 16:30 Uhr

Universität / Haute Ecole
FHNW, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Institut Kunst
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Teacher Prof. Chus Martinez und Gäste
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Content description

This seminar continues with a series initiated last semester. We will have at least a guest - an artist - whose practice is inspired by research on nature, but also able to address how the question of nature is nodadays so important in reflecting about:

1. The future of politics

2. How technology is being shape

3. How postcolonial theory has forgotten the life of nature

But, also, during this seminar we will be looking specifically at artistic exampleas of artists dealing with these questions such as Joan Jonas, Yvonne Reinner or, more recently, Amalia Pica, Ingela Ihrmann, Eduardo Navarro etc. Also, we will present some exhibitions and programs that exemplify the interest in these type of work such us Tidalectics, an ongoing exhibition, or Metamorphosis on view till November 2018 at Castello di Rivoli.

At the beginning of the semester you will get a series of texts that would help you to approach the question theoretically. Texts of the exhibitions mentioned above are available digitally and will be send as well to you to read.



You are expected to able to read on the matter, to refelct on how this issue is impacting the art world. Initiative in the dialogue and discussion in the classroom will be very positively evaluated as well as an active interest in conecting this issue with other questions that may interest you. 


Please request the Nature Reade from if you do not have it.


registration deadline: 19. September 2018 by