Hypernatural Landscapes in the Anthropocene

Landscapes in the arts and cultural sciences

03.06.2015 15:00-20:00

Language: German, English

In cooperation with Karl-Franzens Universität Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum Kunsthaus Graz and the School of Visual Arts (NYC).


In connection with the HyperAmerika and Landscape in Movement exhibitions at Kunsthaus Graz, the conference highlights contemporary concepts and positioning of landscape in the arts and cultural history. Art historians, curators and artists from Austria, the USA and Germany discuss questions such as: What might the landscape be like in the future? How do different understandings of landscape affect the arts? Which experiences of space, place and sense are involved in imaging the landscape and in images of the landscape, and what aesthetic, ethnic, territorial, political and philosophical connections exist?

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The talks are held in German and English.


3pm: Special tour through the Landscape in Movement exhibition with Christof Elpons.

4pm: Welcome by Bucher Trantow and Peter Pakesch

Was ist die Landschaft im Anthropozän? (Introduction to the landscape of the Anthropocene)

4:30pm: Talk by Susanne Knaller (Centre for Cultural Studies, University of Graz): Robert Smithson. Landschaft erschreiben (imaging the landscape)

5:15pm: Break

5:30pm: Talk by Sabine Flach (Institute of Art History, University of Graz) and Gary Sherman (Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts): Defamiliarized Landscapes. Art Practice beyond Human Perception

6:15pm: Break

6:30pm: artist’s statements by Markus Jeschaunig (AT), Mathias Kessler (AT), Klaus Schafler (AT)

7pm: Summary and podium discussion with Sabine Flach, Mira Fliescher, Susanne Knaller, Katrin Bucher Trantow, Mathias Kessler, Markus Jeschaunig, Klaus Schafler, Peter Pakesch

Hosted by: Mira Fliescher (Institute of Art History, University of Graz)

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