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NATURE, ENVIRONMENT, ART

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On Thursday, December 1st, Giovanni Aloi held a conversation with Formafantasma, a research-based design studio investigating the ecological, historical, political, and social forces shaping the discipline of design today. Whether designing for a client or developing self–initiated projects, the studio applies the same rigorous attention to context, processes, and details. Formafantasma’s analytical nature translates into meticulous visual outcomes, products, and strategies. The recording is available here.

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author, educator, curator,
and maker specializing in the representation of nature and the environment in art

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Giovanni Aloi’s research focuses on the Anthropocene and new conceptions of nature in art. He currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is the Editor in Chief of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture (www.antennae.org.uk). Aloi is the author of Art & Animals (2011), Speculative Taxidermy: Natural History, Animal Surfaces, and Art in the Anthropocene (2018), Why Look at Plants? The Vegetal Emergence in Contemporary Art (2019), Lucian Freud – Herbarium (2019), and Posthumanism in Art and Science (2020). He has contributed to BBC radio programs, worked at Whitechapel Art Gallery and Tate Galleries in London, and currently is USA correspondent for Esse Magazine. Aloi has curated exhibitions in the US and Europe and is co-editor of the University of Minnesota Press series 'Art after Nature'.

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MORE INFO AND RESOURCES

ANTENNAE:

THE JOURNAL OF NATURE

IN VISUAL CULTURE

Founded in 2006 by Giovanni Aloi, Antennae is the leading journal on nature, the environment, and art. A peer-reviewed, hybrid, journal free to the public. Download all issues free and stay up to date with current news.

Visit Giovanni Aloi's faculty page at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Giovanni Aloi's academia.edu site features downloadable essays, book chapters, and video recordings of talks and other events.

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