Anthropocene and Contemporary Art. To what extent does the performativity of bioart challenge the anthropocentric perception?

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Anthropocene and Contemporary Art. To what extent does the performativity of bioart challenge the anthropocentric perception?

Type: Master thesis
Title: Anthropocene and Contemporary Art. To what extent does the performativity of bioart challenge the anthropocentric perception?
Author: Malaja, Valeria
Issue Date: 2018-01-31
Keywords: posthumanism
bioart
anthropocentrism
metaphysics
Other
Abstract: The era of Anthropos or so called Anthropocene has been prevalent in the last decades, suggesting an overwhelming human influence upon the earth which propagates the hierarchical system such as dualist thinking and results in both human and animal oppression. The need for a new epistemic perception is therefore required in order to overcome the boundaries that shaped the anthropocentrism.Through the methodology of the artwork and philosophical analysis this thesis will strive to address the issues on how the traditional anthropocentric thinking has limited the ways we have established our relationship with animals, plants and nature in general. Why art is considered as an exceedingly needed aspect in overcoming the anthropocentric thinking will be explained in four consecutive chapters, each explaining and giving the reader an apprehensible understanding on how art is able to challenge the anthropocentric conundrum that has ubiquitously remained in the way we ‘other’ animals and plants.
Supervisor: Zwijnenberg, Robert
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Arts and Culture (Master)
Specialisation: Art of the Contemporary World Art and World Art Studies
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/58404
 

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