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Artist Animal

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Animals have always been compelling subjects for artists, but the rise of animal advocacy and posthumanist thought has prompted a reconsideration of the relationship between artist and animal. In this book, Steve Baker examines the work of contemporary artists who directly confront questions of animal life, treating animals not for their aesthetic qualities or as symbols ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 27th 2013 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Lisa
Apr 02, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
Very 1990s-era art theory heavy, but interesting. The main body of it, talking about the artists interviewed and their art and how it involves animals, is quite interesting. The posthumanist, Guattari-Deleuze, Derrida ramblings were a little less engaging, but then I'm not the biggest theory person, even if I am roughly familiar with most of it. Still, worth a read.

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