Speculative Taxidermy : Natural History, Animal Surfaces, and Art in the Anthropocene

Speculative Taxidermy : Natural History, Animal Surfaces, and Art in the Anthropocene

English | 2018 | ISBN: 0231180713 | 340 Pages | True PDF | 25 MB

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 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, Snaebjornsdottir/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.



[Fast Download] Speculative Taxidermy : Natural History, Animal Surfaces, and Art in the Anthropocene

Ebooks related to "Speculative Taxidermy : Natural History, Animal Surfaces, and Art in the Anthropocene" :
Pocket Guide: Birds of East Africa
Regional Field Guide to Birds: Central East Coast and Ranges Coast
Stanfield's Introduction to Health Professions, Seventh Edition
Bono: The Amazing Story of a Rescue Cat Who Inspired a Community
The Things You Find on the Appalachian Trail: A Memoir of Discovery, Endurance and a Lazy Dog
Wolf Conflicts
Birds of New England
How Animals Think and Feel: An Introduction to Non-Human Psychology
Birds of Belize
The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.