The Wild Book of Inventions

The Wild Book of Inventions

Edited by Chus Martínez

In essays, poems, sketches, and photographs, twenty authors challenge the exclusive human claim to intelligence.

Distributed for Sternberg Press

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Author(s)

Summary

In essays, poems, sketches, and photographs, twenty authors challenge the exclusive human claim to intelligence.

Can contemporary art's practitioners change the way we perceive nature? In The Wild Book of Inventions, twenty authors employ a variety of forms, including speculative essays, poems, pencil sketches, and photo essays, to challenge the exclusive human claim to intelligence by pointing to, or inventing, new forms of coexistence for all life-forms. Far more complex than the necessary and continuous exercise of critique, these contributions introduce new ways to experience culture.

Contributors

Nabil Ahmed, Armen Avanessian, Hannah Black, Kristina Buch, Tyler Coburn, Ann Cotten, Paul Feigelfeld, Fernando García-Dory, Kenneth Goldsmith, Anke Hennig, Ingela Ihrman, Tiphanie Kim Mall, Chus Martínez, Momus, Ingo Niermann, Trevor Paglen, Filipa Ramos, Lin May Saeed, Emily Segal, Johannes Willi

Paperback

$25.95 T ISBN: 9783956792496 416 pp. | 5 in x 7.5 in 65 color illus., 46 b&w illus.

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.

Editors

Chus Martínez

Chus Martínez is head of the Art Institute at the FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel, Switzerland. She is also a curator at der TANK, the Art Institute's exhibition space in Basel. She is a regular contributor to Artforum and other international journals.