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Speculative Taxidermy

Author : Giovanni Aloi
ISBN : 9780231543217
Genre : Art
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Taxidermy, once the province of natural history and dedicated to the pursuit of lifelike realism, has recently resurfaced in the world of contemporary art, culture, and interior design. In Speculative Taxidermy, Giovanni Aloi offers a comprehensive mapping of the discourses and practices that have enabled the emergence of taxidermy in contemporary art. Drawing on the speculative turn in philosophy and recovering past alternative histories of art and materiality from a biopolitical perspective, Aloi theorizes speculative taxidermy: a powerful interface that unlocks new ethical and political opportunities in human-animal relationships and speaks to how animal representation conveys the urgency of addressing climate change, capitalist exploitation, and mass extinction. A resolutely nonanthropocentric take on the materiality of one of the most controversial mediums in art, this approach relentlessly questions past and present ideas of human separation from the animal kingdom. It situates taxidermy as a powerful interface between humans and animals, rooted in a shared ontological and physical vulnerability. Carefully considering a select number of key examples including the work of Nandipha Mntambo, Maria Papadimitriou, Mark Dion, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Roni Horn, Oleg Kulik, Steve Bishop, Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, and Cole Swanson, Speculative Taxidermy contextualizes the resilient presence of animal skin in the gallery space as a productive opportunity to rethink ethical and political stances in human-animal relationships.
Category: Art

Animal Biography

Author : André Krebber
ISBN : 9783319982885
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The Affected Provincial S Companion

Author : Breaulove Swells Whimsy
ISBN : 9781596911413
Genre : Humor
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A hilarious compendium of essays, philosophical diagrams, poetry, and treatises is designed to help readers transform themselves into living works of art, as it addresses such topics as the perils of sportswear, self-defense for sissies, the proper grooming of facial hair, and how to become a bon vivant.
Category: Humor

Why Look At Plants

Author : Giovanni Aloi
ISBN : 9789004375253
Genre : Science
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Why Look at Plants? proposes a thought-provoking look into the emerging cultural politics of plant-presence in contemporary art through the original contributions of artists, scholars, and curators who have creatively engaged with the ultimate otherness of plants in their work.
Category: Science

Botanical Speculations

Author : Giovanni Aloi
ISBN : 9781527519480
Genre : Art
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Ground-breaking scientific research and new philosophical perspectives currently challenge our anthropocentric cultural assumptions of the vegetal world. As humanity begins to grapple with the urgency imposed by climate change, reconsidering human/plant relationships becomes essential to grant a sustainable future on this planet. It is in this context that a multifaceted approach to plant-life can reveal the importance of ecological interconnectedness and lead to a more nuanced consideration of the variety of living organisms and ecosystems with which we share the planet. In Botanical Speculations, researchers, artists, art historians, and activists collaboratively map the uncharted territories of new forms of botanical knowledge. This book emerges from a symposium held at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in September 2017, and capitalizes on contemporary art’s ability to productively unhinge scientific theories and certainties in order to help us reconsider unquestioned beliefs about this living world.
Category: Art


Author : Tim Hildebrand
ISBN : UCAL:B4402431
Genre : Fiction
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The Book Buyer

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ISBN : NYPL:33433081677688
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature