The Resource Artist/Animal, Steve Baker

Artist/Animal, Steve Baker

Label
Artist/Animal
Title
Artist/Animal
Statement of responsibility
Steve Baker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 of the human condition but rather as beings who actively share the world with humanity.The concerns of the artists presented in this book--Sue Coe, Eduardo Kac, Lucy Kimbell, Catherine Chalmers, Olly and Suzi, Angela Singer, Catherine Bell, and others--range widely, from the ecological to the philosophical and from those engaging with the modification of animal bodies to those seeking to further the cause of animal rights. Drawing on extensive interviews he conducted with the artists under consideration, Baker explores the vital contribution that contemporary art can make to a broader conception of animal life, emphasizing the importance of creativity and trust in both the making and understanding of these artworks.Throughout, Baker is attentive to issues of practice, form, and medium. He asks, for example, whether the animal itself could be said to be the medium in which these artists are working, and he highlights the tensions between creative practice and certain kinds of ethical demands or expectations. Featuring full-color, vivid examples of their work, Artist Animal situates contemporary artists within the wider project of thinking beyond the human, asserting art's power to open up new ways of thinking about animals. "--
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DLC
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1953 April 29-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Steve
Dewey number
704.9/432
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7660
LC item number
.B28 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Posthumanities
Series volume
25
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-animal relationships in art
  • Animals
  • Art
  • ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
Target audience
adult
Label
Artist/Animal, Steve Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Idiot, the Voyeur, and the Moralist -- An Openness to Life: Olly and Suzi in the Antarctic -- On Drawing an Aardvark -- 2. Cycles of Knowing and Not-Knowing: Lucy Kimbell, Rats, and Art -- On "Ethics" -- 3. Vivid New Ecologies: Catherine Chalmers and Eduardo Kac -- On Artists and Intentions -- 4. Of the Unspoken: Mircea Cantor and Mary Britton Clouse -- On Maddening the Fly -- 5. Almost Posthuman: Catherine Bell's Handling of Squid -- On Cramping Creativity -- 6. Art and Animal Rights: Sue Coe, Britta Jaschinski, and Angela Singer -- On Relevant Questions -- 7. The Twisted Animals Have No Land Beneath Them -- Afterword: Art in a Post-Animal Era?
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 278 pages
Isbn
9780816680672
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2012042123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811319350
  • 1040215
  • (OCoLC)ocn811319350
  • 1040215
Label
Artist/Animal, Steve Baker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Idiot, the Voyeur, and the Moralist -- An Openness to Life: Olly and Suzi in the Antarctic -- On Drawing an Aardvark -- 2. Cycles of Knowing and Not-Knowing: Lucy Kimbell, Rats, and Art -- On "Ethics" -- 3. Vivid New Ecologies: Catherine Chalmers and Eduardo Kac -- On Artists and Intentions -- 4. Of the Unspoken: Mircea Cantor and Mary Britton Clouse -- On Maddening the Fly -- 5. Almost Posthuman: Catherine Bell's Handling of Squid -- On Cramping Creativity -- 6. Art and Animal Rights: Sue Coe, Britta Jaschinski, and Angela Singer -- On Relevant Questions -- 7. The Twisted Animals Have No Land Beneath Them -- Afterword: Art in a Post-Animal Era?
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 278 pages
Isbn
9780816680672
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2012042123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811319350
  • 1040215
  • (OCoLC)ocn811319350
  • 1040215

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