Demos, T. J., "The Politics of Sustainability: Contemporary Art and Ecology"

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Demos, T. J. “The Politics of Sustainability: Contemporary Art and Ecology.” In Radical Nature: Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969–2009, published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, shown at the Barbican Art Gallery, edited by Francesco Manacorda, 16–30. London: Barbican Art Gallery, 2009.

In this essay, which was published in the catalogue accompanying the Barbican art gallery's Radical Nature exhibition in 2009, T. J. Demos, reader in modern and contemporary art at University College London, provides a bracing overview of how relationships between contemporary art, ecology and concepts of sustainability have evolved over the last fifty years.

Courtesy of the author. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2009 T. J. Demos