“Green” and “grey” ecologies as a notional context of contemporary artistic practices

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Anna Zeidler-Janiszewska


The author highlights the need for the societies to become aware of the ecologically motivated ethics of responsibility. She discusses the division of ecological practices into “green” (e.g. establishments of reserves, protection of endangered species) and “grey” ones, which have been analyzed by P. Virilio, who defined them as “no longer an ecology of substance, but an […] ecology of the shrinking world.” According to the author, ecologically committed art contributes to propagating responsible attitudes, by drawing for instance on the tradition of avant-garde commitment. It is manifested in all currents which expose the dangers of the advancing technology and look for means of overcoming such threats (grey ecology).


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Zeidler-Janiszewska, A. (2019). “Green” and “grey” ecologies as a notional context of contemporary artistic practices. Polish Journal of Landscape Studies, 1(2-3), 15-20. https://doi.org/10.14746/pls.2018.2.3.2


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