International Archives 1st half of 2014
Despite the similarities between animals and humans, a hierarchy has developed that classifies the animal body with a different set of aesthetic and ethical dimensions. Through a particular combination of art works and craft traditions that examine the ongoing shifts in animal-
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Exhibition 14 June -
KMAC's exhibition borrows its name from the online virtual world Second Life, launched in 2003. Second Life users create an avatar, an often-
Jacob Heustis, Drool (Squirrel), 2011. Taxidermy, water, tin, wood, polyethylene, pump, electricity.
The shift among many artists away from a dependence on anthropocentric thinking, or human speciesism, is reflected in the growing use of animals in contemporary art. The natural beauty of animals inspires artists who employ the display and craft of natural history museum taxidermy and hunting trophies, but they move beyond these antiquated presentations of 19th-
Artists included in the exhibition: Jennifer Angus, John James Audubon, Bigert & Bergström, Drew Conrad, Mitch Eckert, Carlee Fernandez, Charles Fréger, Adam Fuss, Kay Polson Grubola, Edward Hart, Laura A. Hartford, Jochem Hendricks, Damien Hirst, Jacob Heustis, Lonnie Holley, Jessica Joslin, Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis, Vladimir Peric, Rosalie Rosenthal, Andrea Stanislav, Turner + Guyon, Meyer Vaisman.