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Artist Animal

Steve Baker


The central question addressed in ARTIST|ANIMAL is simply this: what happens when artist and animal are brought into juxtaposition in the context of contemporary art? The book’s title deliberately holds those two terms in juxtaposition, without specifying either the characteristics or the consequences of their alignment. Those are what the book goes on to explore. Its chapters consider artworks from the first decade of the twenty-first century by a small selection of contemporary artists from America, Europe and Australasia who engage directly with questions of animal life. These are artists, ... More

Keywords: animal rights, animal studies, anthropocentrism, artist interviews, contemporary art, creativity, ethics, philosophy, posthumanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816680665
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680665.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steve Baker, author