VAN Details

Landscape & General Ecology Workshop

16.09.2022 - 17.09.2022

16-17 September 2022

In-person event (free attendance)

Location: Department of Art History (Uni Campus, SR 1)

  • 16 September 2022, 9:30 am - 6 pm (CEST)
  • 17 September 2022, 10 am - 3 pm (CEST)


Ecocritical art history poses challenges to anthropocentric, androcentric and exploitative paradigms that reduce the alterity of nature. In particular, the technique of linear perspective, so crucial for the European tradition, comes under scrutiny. This international workshop gathers participants active in this emergent field of research in art practices, art history and environmental studies, working in different cultural contexts and across several historical periods. What forms of (re)presentations of physical spaces, environments and ecologies will be relevant for an ecocritical analysis? How do these forms of the artistic (re)presentation relate to epistemology and ontology of 'nature'?

Workshop organised in cooperation with the Vienna Anthropocene Network (VAN)

Sebastian Egenhofer (University of Vienna), Natalia Ganahl (University of Vienna), Olga Smith (University of Vienna)
Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Spitalgasse 2, Campus Hof 9 (Eingang Garnisongasse), Seminarraum 1