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Monique Peperkamp is currently conducting PhD research at ASCA, and she is a member of the ArtEZ kenniskring of the Professorship in Theory in the Arts. Educated as an artist, and as an art historian at the UvA, she has worked for over a decade as a coach, lecturer and teacher in art theory. The research she is conducting was funded by an NWO grant for teachers. The working title is Past Nature in Contemporary Art and New Materialisms: How Art and Philosophy Interact, and it is motivated by social and ecological concerns, connected to the question of the power of art.

Ecological Time

Ecological Time

The term ‘Anthropocene’ brings together a range of interrelated ecological catastrophes and relates human history to the time scales of the earth. While dominant modes of thinking maintain technocratic notions of nature and time, art has (re)presented alternative proposals and practices that radically shift perception. To foreground and strengthen the power of art to challenge core cultural assumptions and motivate change, this text maps out the implications of philosophical positions often referred to by artists.