The Caspian Depression
The Caspian Depression. And A One-Straw Revolution is a monographic editorial project.
The intention of the publication is to give visibility to the research on the global economic downturn, that Michelangelo Consani has been pursuing for several years, combining a specialized and seminal contribution by Serge Latouche with a comprehensive critical interpretation by critics and curators who have closely followed the recent work in question. The central chapter, documents the three exhibitions, while developing into an independent section that brings the three projects together into a single stream of images. Here, the artist's research develops visually by treating the three exhibitions as parts of a single idea, starting with the Western world's awareness of the depletion of fossil fuels, represented by Hubbert's peak, and going on to investigate selected figures of a lesser-known history, who take on the significance of witnesses to an equal number of viable alternatives.
The special project commissioned by Kunstverein (Milan) to Consani is dedicated to these witnesses, collected in the artist's archive of minor figures in history and unfolds as a personal atlas of references for this ongoing research.
Curated by Michelangelo Consani and Matteo Lucchetti
Authors: Paolo Emilio Antognoli, Serge Latouche, Matteo Lucchetti, Pieruigi Tazzi, Kunstverein (Milano)
graphic design by Mark Berkers & Brice Delarue, Zirkumflex.com (Berlin)
published by Kunstverein Publishing (Milano)
language English/Italian | Black & White | 112 pages | 14,5 x 21 cm | 700 copies | Produced by CAMeC pianozero - La Spezia | ISBN: 978-88-6297-118-8