A. Rezazadeh Farahmand (Airin)

PhD candidate - Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Teacher - Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
PhD candidate - Radboud Institute for Culture and History

A. Rezazadeh Farahmand (Airin)
Visiting address

Erasmusplein 1

Postal address

Postbus 9103

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday morning

My research investigates the use of plastic in art during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Plastic has been a curious artistic medium since its early production years. The history of plastic in art closely mirrors the evolution of plastic itself. While artists and designers in the early twentieth century were excited to explore the artistic possibilities of this novel material, contemporary artists have taken a more critical stance. In their hands, plastic objects turn into art objects that spur political action. By tracing plastic’s trajectory in the world of modern and contemporary art, my project offers a fresh understanding of the material through the lens of art. It sheds new light on the role of art in coming to grips with the plastic crisis and expands the scope of art historical research in light of the introduction and proliferation of synthetic materials.

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