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Plant Art

Author(s): Anna Wandzel
Subject(s): Anthropology, Visual Arts, Aesthetics, Sociology of Art
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Diana Lelonek; plants; plant art; bioart; things; anthropocene;

Summary/Abstract: Wandzel presents a working definition of ‘plant art’ by focusing on Diana Lelonek’s Center for the Living Things, a key work in this field. Drawing on environmental and cultural anthropology as well as new materialism, Wandzel examines the notion of plant agency in Lelonek’s project, demonstrating its impact on material and social trajectories of plants in contemporary environments, and thinking about the status of the knowledge gained through the artist’s work. Defining Center for the Living Things as a social tool or assemblage, Wandzel demonstrates how various actors are linked together and collaborate in the domain of plant art, generating a potential for change in both academic and artistic practices.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 272-283
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish