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Art and Animals

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"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 installation of live horses, and Damien Hirst's shark in formaldehyde, to Mark Dion's natural history displays, and Marco Evaristti's "goldfish in a blender. ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published December 15th 2011 by I. B. Tauris (first published January 1st 2011)
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Dana
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A very interesting read on the troubled relationships "humans" have with animals and how art dealt with that, from traditional painting to contemporary conceptual art, photography, and popular culture. Each chapter questions the usual conventions we have about animals and the anthropomorphic way we think them. Post-humanist account are taken into consideration with a focus on Donna Harraway's writings.

An interesting chapter deals with plants and how they are left our of our ethical debates and
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