A. Rezazadeh Farahmand (Airin)

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

A. Rezazadeh Farahmand (Airin)
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Erasmusplein 1

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Postbus 9103

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

My research investigates the ways in which plastic informs the aesthetic function of art in the Anthropocene. Plastic is woven into the fabric of contemporary culture. Its production on a massive scale over the past decades has resulted in a “plastic crisis”, one of the great environmental challenges of our time. Contemporary art is one of the sites in which the ecological emergency of plastic has been repeatedly addressed. In the hands of artists, objects of plastic evolve into objects of art provoking critical thought and spurring political action. By analyzing a number of artworks that specifically engage with the plastic crisis, my project sheds light on the role of art in coming to grips with the crisis.

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