Productions of Nature – 2024
Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin
Productions of Nature gathers an extensive body of work from Anna-Sophie Springer and Etienne Turpin’s exhibition-led inquiry Reassembling the Natural, convening together for the first time over a decade of collections research and fieldwork from all over the world. During the Reassembling the Natural project, the authors commissioned original artworks, produced a series of exhibitions, and developed extensive research partnerships; Productions of Nature brings a selection of these materials together to demonstrate how nature is always socially and culturally mediated—especially so in museums of natural history. By diversifying and denaturalizing the forms of mediation through which humans relate to the natural world, the authors, as well as the artists, cultural workers, and interlocutors they have assembled for this publication, address the crises of climate and biodiversity alongside those of aesthetics and politics.
Productions of Nature. Anthology by Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin, with artistic interventions by Armin Linke & Giulia Bruno, Barbara Marcel, Martina Pozzan, and Paulo Tavares. Design by Katharina Tauer; with a digital counterpart to the publication designed by Cameron Aitken.
Color and b/w images
Forthcoming in 2024 – available for preorder