LETTER OF SEMINAR 77
 

ARTS & SOCIETIES

Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po

 
 
 

SEMINAR OF JANUARY, 21st 2015

ANIMALS AS OBJECTS
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Isaacs, Say It Isn't So, 1994

Marion Duquerroy
Flesh, hairs, and feathers: animals as objects in contemporary art



Editorial Director: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Editorial Staff: Carole Gautier, Milena Glicenstein, Cécile Pichon-Bonin
Translator: David Ames Curtis

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             Long neglected, animals have once again, especially since the 1980s, been placed at the center of contemporary art .  Against all expectations, animals serve less the cause of ecology than to reassure humans of their own status, as we are told by Marion Duquerroy, whose dissertation on this subject will be published by Presses du Réel.  The history of animal embalming and then of their naturalization and their placement under glass says more about us than about them; the same goes for the widespread craze of cutting creatures up into pieces (“botched taxidermy,” to use Steve Barker’s expression).

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac


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