Art and the Anthropocene: A Talk by Claus Leggewie

Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a talk by Professor Claus Leggewie (University of Giessen) on “Art and the Anthropocene,” in which he will discuss the changes brought on by the new geological age of the Anthropocene and its impact on culture and the arts.

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Scientists argue that earth history has entered the Anthropocene, a geological age in which mankind deeply affects the earth system without governing it and controlling it any longer. As the nature/culture divide and the hierarchy of species are gone, the Anthropocene is the “global condition of being born into a world that no longer exists” (Bill McKibben). With the end of the world as we knew it, what will be the role of the arts? Contemplating the beauty of disaster, experimenting in the interstice between science and culture, mobilizing protest, sensitizing for a radical cultural change? Claus Leggewie, Ludwig Boerne Proifessor at the University in Giessen and for eight years member of the Global Chance Council of the German Federal government, will introduce into a fascinating debate and present exemplary positions of contemporary artists.

About the speaker:
Claus Leggewie holds the Ludwig Boerne Professorship at the University of Giessen (Germany). Until recently he was the director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen. 1995-1998 he was the first incumbent of the Max Weber Chair at New York University where he received the Volkmar Sander Prize in 2016. His most recent book is “Jetzt! Opposition, Protest, Widerstand” (Now! Opposition, Protest, Resistance).

Attendance information:
Events at Deutsches Haus are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to [email protected] As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event to ensure you get a good seat. Thank you!

Arts and the Anthropocene is a DAAD-sponsored event.











When: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Deutsches Haus at NYU
42 Washington Mews
212-998-8660
Price: free
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Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a talk by Professor Claus Leggewie (University of Giessen) on “Art and the Anthropocene,” in which he will discuss the changes brought on by the new geological age of the Anthropocene and its impact on culture and the arts.

About the event:

Scientists argue that earth history has entered the Anthropocene, a geological age in which mankind deeply affects the earth system without governing it and controlling it any longer. As the nature/culture divide and the hierarchy of species are gone, the Anthropocene is the “global condition of being born into a world that no longer exists” (Bill McKibben). With the end of the world as we knew it, what will be the role of the arts? Contemplating the beauty of disaster, experimenting in the interstice between science and culture, mobilizing protest, sensitizing for a radical cultural change? Claus Leggewie, Ludwig Boerne Proifessor at the University in Giessen and for eight years member of the Global Chance Council of the German Federal government, will introduce into a fascinating debate and present exemplary positions of contemporary artists.

About the speaker:
Claus Leggewie holds the Ludwig Boerne Professorship at the University of Giessen (Germany). Until recently he was the director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen. 1995-1998 he was the first incumbent of the Max Weber Chair at New York University where he received the Volkmar Sander Prize in 2016. His most recent book is “Jetzt! Opposition, Protest, Widerstand” (Now! Opposition, Protest, Resistance).

Attendance information:
Events at Deutsches Haus are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to [email protected] As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event to ensure you get a good seat. Thank you!

Arts and the Anthropocene is a DAAD-sponsored event.

Buy tickets/get more info now