Curating a mild apocalypse: researching anthropocene ecologies through analytical figures

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Curating a mild apocalypse : researching anthropocene ecologies through analytical figures . / Brichet, Nathalia Sofie; Hastrup, Frida.

Curatorial challenges: interdisciplinary perspectives on contemporary curating. ed. / Malene Vest Hansen; Anne Folke Henningsen; Anne Gregersen. London : Routledge, 2019. p. 120-132 (Routledge Research in Art Museums and Exhibitions).

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Harvard

Brichet, NS & Hastrup, F 2019, Curating a mild apocalypse: researching anthropocene ecologies through analytical figures . in M Vest Hansen, A Folke Henningsen & A Gregersen (eds), Curatorial challenges: interdisciplinary perspectives on contemporary curating. Routledge, London, Routledge Research in Art Museums and Exhibitions, pp. 120-132.

APA

Brichet, N. S., & Hastrup, F. (2019). Curating a mild apocalypse: researching anthropocene ecologies through analytical figures . In M. Vest Hansen, A. Folke Henningsen, & A. Gregersen (Eds.), Curatorial challenges: interdisciplinary perspectives on contemporary curating (pp. 120-132). Routledge. Routledge Research in Art Museums and Exhibitions

CBE

Brichet NS, Hastrup F. 2019. Curating a mild apocalypse: researching anthropocene ecologies through analytical figures . Vest Hansen M, Folke Henningsen A, Gregersen A, editors. In Curatorial challenges: interdisciplinary perspectives on contemporary curating. London: Routledge. pp. 120-132. (Routledge Research in Art Museums and Exhibitions).

MLA

Brichet, Nathalia Sofie and Frida Hastrup "Curating a mild apocalypse: researching anthropocene ecologies through analytical figures "., Vest Hansen, Malene Folke Henningsen, Anne Gregersen, Anne (editors). Curatorial challenges: interdisciplinary perspectives on contemporary curating. London: Routledge. (Routledge Research in Art Museums and Exhibitions). 2019, 120-132.

Vancouver

Brichet NS, Hastrup F. Curating a mild apocalypse: researching anthropocene ecologies through analytical figures . In Vest Hansen M, Folke Henningsen A, Gregersen A, editors, Curatorial challenges: interdisciplinary perspectives on contemporary curating. London: Routledge. 2019. p. 120-132. (Routledge Research in Art Museums and Exhibitions).

Author

Brichet, Nathalia Sofie ; Hastrup, Frida. / Curating a mild apocalypse : researching anthropocene ecologies through analytical figures . Curatorial challenges: interdisciplinary perspectives on contemporary curating. editor / Malene Vest Hansen ; Anne Folke Henningsen ; Anne Gregersen. London : Routledge, 2019. pp. 120-132 (Routledge Research in Art Museums and Exhibitions).

Bibtex

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abstract = "On the basis of our exhibition “Mild Apocalypse. Feral Landscapes in Denmark” (2016) we discuss how we curated insights generated in a collaborative cross-disciplinary research project about a former mining site in Denmark. We approach this industrially disturbed and radically altered landscape as an effect of the so-called Anthropocene era, but one which is in a sense insignificant and undramatic – a mild apocalypse. This poses a challenge to both our anthropological research and our curatorial practices: how do we bring the Anthropocene home and draw attention to the inconspicuous disasters that often go unnoticed? We argue that exhibition work when practiced as a form of research provides an opportunity for turning “trivial” environmental disaster into sensational experience by deliberately playing with objects to make what we think of as analytical figures. That is, exhibition artefacts created and displayed neither as representational ethnographic objects nor as free-floating art work, but as unsettled think pieces that are at once familiar and strange. We suggest that a feature of the Anthropocene is that ecologies have been messed up so as to become unrecognizable – and that research-based curating must follow suit by creating novel objects, thereby making exhibitions into provisional analyses and blurring conventional lines between art galleries and museums of cultural history.",
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