Mapping Paradigms in Modern and Contemporary Art
Mapping Paradigms in Modern and Contemporary Art defines a new cartographic aesthetic, or what Simonetta Moro calls carto-aesthetics, as a key to interpreting specific phenomena in modern and contemporary art, through the concept of poetic cartography.
The problem of mapping, although indebted to the "spatial turn" of poststructuralist philosophy, is reconstructed as hermeneutics, while exposing the nexus between topology, space-time, and memory. The book posits that the emergence of "mapping" as a ubiquitous theme in contemporary art can be attributed to the power of the cartographic model to constitute multiple worldviews that can be seen as paradigmatic of the post-modern and contemporary condition.
This book will be of particular interest to scholars in art history, art theory, aesthetics, and cartography.
Table of Contents
Introduction. The Question of Mapping Part 1: Archaeologies 1. Travelers Without Maps 2. Mapping in the Age of the World Picture Part 2: Topologies 3. Topologies of Difference 4. Carto-aesthetics: Modalities of Art Making 5. Poetic Cartography as Nomadic Mapping Conclusion. After the End of the World Picture Appendix. Mapping in the Time of Global Pandemic
Simonetta Moro is a visual artist and the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director, and Associate Professor of Art and Theory at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.