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Art and animals

Art and animals

Aloi, Giovanni

Giovanni Aloi surveys the insistent presence of animals in the world of contemporary art, exploring the leading concepts which inform this emerging practice. From exhibitions featuring live animals, to interspecies communication, Aloi explores how animals feature in modern art with a range of innovative visual representations. 'Art is continually haunted by the animal', wrote Deleuze and Guattari. Over the past two decades, animals have quite literally invaded the gallery space, from Joseph Beuys' co-habiting with a coyote, Janis Kounelli's instillation of live horses, Damien Hirst's shark in formaldehyde to Mark Dion's natural history displays and Marco Evaristti's 'goldfish in a blender'. In this latest addition to the highly acclaimed 'Art and...' series, Giovanni Aloi surveys the insistent presence of animals in the world of contemporary art, exploring the leading concepts which inform this emerging practice. From exhibitions featuring live animals, to taxidermy, and interspecies communication, Giovanni Aloi explores how animals feature in modern art with a range of thought-provoking and innovative visual representations. Art and Animals challenges ideas of identity, 'otherness' and civilisation by explaining the role animals have occupied in our cultural development and illustrating their presence in the visual arts today

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Published London: I.B. Tauris, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Giovanni Aloi
ISBN: 0857720643, 9780857720641
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xxi, 170 p. : ill.
Subject: Animals in art.; Art, Modern 20th century.; Art, Modern 21st century.; Animals & society; Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes, etc); Art and Design; Theory of art; History of art
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781848855243

Contents

  1. IntroductionThe Return of a Victorian Obsession: TaxidermyLive Animals in the Gallery SpaceThe Death of the AnimalBecoming AnimalAnimals and Climate Change