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Naturally Hypernatural III: Hypernatural Landscapes in the Anthropocene

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Edited By Sabine Flach and Gary Sherman

This third volume of Naturally Hypernatural explores contemporary concepts of landscape in the humanities and the arts in relation to the notion that our age is defined by a ‘geology of the human’ and that this reckoning constitutes a new epoch, aptly named the anthropocene.
The thesis of this volume – that there is no homogeneous concept of landscape, just as there is no uniform definition of nature or culture – was developed concurrently at a conference at the University of Graz and at a series of exhibitions centered on film, painting and photography at the Kunsthaus Graz. This thesis has been fortified by registering the simultaneity of land art, the ecological movement and the view of the earth from space.
Art since the modern period reveals how divergent ideas of landscape are intertwined with differently chanted conceptions of subjectivity, perception and space.

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Katrin Bucher Trantow, *1971 in St.Gallen/CH. Lives and works in Graz (AT). She studied art history and history at the University of Basel. 2001-2003 she worked as Assistant curator at Kunsthalle Basel. Since 2003 she works as Curator and since 2012 as Chiefcurator and Deputy Head at Kunsthaus Graz. Selection of curated exhibitions: Alina Szapozcnikow, Kateřina Vincourová and Camille Henrot, Constantin Luser, Landschaft in Bewegung, Katharina Grosse, Berlinde de Bruyckere; Cittadellarte, Sharing Transformation; Michael Kienzer; Measuring the world, Heterotopias and Knowledge Spaces in Art; Robot Dreams (with Museum Jean Tinguely, Basel); Life? Biomorphic forms in sculpture; Albert Oehlen; M Stadt, European Cityscapes; Sol LeWitt. Numerous contributions in catalogues and other publications e.g. Camera Austria International, Domus, Parnass.

Elisabeth Fiedler, geboren am 21.2.1960 in Graz. Nach dem Studium der Kunstgeschichte, Geschichte und Philosophie in Graz arbeitet sie als Regieassistentin beim ORF sowie als Kulturredakteurin der Neuen Zeit. In diese Zeit fallen auch Organisation, Ausarbeitung, Begleitung und Führung von Kunstreisen im Grazer Kunstverein. Von 1992 bis 1996 zeigt sie als Referentin für Bildende Kunst im Forum Stadtpark österreichische und internationale Positionen in Personalen und Gruppenausstellungen, veranstaltet Symposien und publiziert, parallel dazu eröffnet und bespielt sie das Forum Stadtpark Prag und vergibt Auslandsstipendien nach New York. Nach ihrer Zeit als Referentin für Kunst im Büro des Kulturlandesrates der Steiermark von 1996-2001 arbeitet sie von 2001-2006 als Kuratorin, Autorin und stellvertretende Leiterin der Neuen Galerie, 2006-2011 als Leiterin des Departments Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte und...

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