Altered States : Substances in Contemporary Art = Altered States : Substanzen in der Zeitgenössischen Kunst

Deiss, Amely and Kröger, Malte and Daly, Max and Fährmann, Jan and Henkel, Anna and Klipphahn, Michael and Müller, Christian Philipp and Neddermeyer, Ina. Altered States : Substances in Contemporary Art = Altered States : Substanzen in der Zeitgenössischen Kunst. Erlangen, Germany: Kunstpalais Erlangen; Ostfildern, Allemagne: Hatje Cantz, 2018.

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Abstract (English)

"People have always consumed substances for purposes other than nutrition – for healing, for intoxication, to expand the consciousness, in religious rituals, for self-optimization, in protest or out of boredom. The changing categorization of a substance – whether as a pharmaceutical, drug, hormone, or doping agent – suggests that this differentiation has less to do with the effects or dangers of a substance. Rather, hidden behind individual attitudes toward substances, you find an entire social history shaped by questions of race, gender, class, and economic interests. This international group show presented twelve artistic positions that approach the topic through photography, video, sculpture, installation, and performance. The exhibition critically questions the societal view and handling of substances, and sheds a light on global consequences as well as future potentials.

The essays from the interdisciplinary conference examine the topic from the viewpoint of, among others, criminology, psychology, art history, philosophy, neuroscience, and sexology. They ask questions about the effects and potential of various substances, their societal context as well as the associated individual and collective responsibility. The latest (natural) scientific knowledge is linked with central ethical questions." -- Art Metropole's web site.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Mercer, Milena (Editor); Deiss, Amely (Author); Kröger, Malte (Author); Daly, Max (Author); Fährmann, Jan (Author); Henkel, Anna (Author); Klipphahn, Michael (Author); Müller, Christian Philipp (Author); Neddermeyer, Ina (Author); [et alii]
Collation: 319 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9783775744898
Language of Publication: German; English
Publishers: Erlangen, Germany: Kunstpalais Erlangen; Ostfildern, Allemagne: Hatje Cantz
Artists: Andújar, Daniel García; Cassils; Graham, Rodney; Hansen, Sidsel Meineche; Höller, Carsten; Koester, Joachim; Maggic, Mary; Rajkowska, Joanna; Rentmeister, Thomas; Schech, Marten; Shaw, Jeremy; Treister, Suzanne
Critics / Curators / Historians: Mercer, Milena
Event Title: Altered States : Substances in Contemporary Art.
Type: Exhibition
Location: Kunstpalais Erlangen (Erlangen, Germany).
Dates: 4 March - 21 May 2018.
Copyright Statement: 2018 Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin and authors; 2018 for the reproduced works by Daniel Garcia Andujar, Cassils, Rodney Graham, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Joachim Koester, Mary Maggic, Joanna Rajkowska, Marten Schech, Jeremy Shaw, Suzanne Treister, the artists; 2018 for the reproduced work by Carsten Höller and Thomas Rentmeister : VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, and the artists, and their legal successors; all installations views at Kunstpalais
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Contents : Foreword / Amely Deiss -- Altered states / Milena Mercer -- Ayahuasca and machine DNA -- The future of drugs / Max Daly -- Daniel García Andújar -- Cassils -- Rodney Graham -- Sidsel Meineche Hansen -- Carsten Höller -- Joachim Koester -- Mary Maggic -- Joanna Rajkowska -- Thomas Rentmeister -- Marten Schech -- Jeremy Shaw -- Suzanne Treister -- Drug policy : social control through repression? / Jan Fährmann -- On guaranteeing the identity and quality of magically effective remedies / Anna Henkel -- Drugs as an instrument / Christian P. Müller -- Virtual substances / Ina Neddermeyer -- After the lecture -- performance : Milena Mercer in conversation with Warren Neidich -- Psychedelics in neuro-scientific research / Katrin H. Preller -- Medications and drugs as social expectations change / Stephan Schleim -- "Musicalizing" sexual orientation / Heinz-Jürgen Voß.

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Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2019 19:59
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 16:23
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