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Review of “Artist|Animal” by Steve Baker
July 23, 2013

Review of “Artist|Animal” by Steve Baker

A few months ago I was introduced to Kentucky-based artist L.A. Watson’s video piece, What Makes For a Grievable...

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More than a Painting: The Old Shepherd’s Chief Mourner and the Seeds of Early Animal Advocacy
July 15, 2013

More than a Painting: The Old Shepherd’s Chief Mourner and the Seeds of Early Animal Advocacy

Whenever I am in London I make a trip over to the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in South...

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Curating Compassion
June 12, 2013

Curating Compassion

Recently, I have been thinking about the ways in which museums, galleries, and exhibitions can function as a space...

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Landfill Dogs
May 24, 2013

Landfill Dogs

This spring I attended the Living With Animals conference at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) (which you may have heard...

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Animal Histories in Contemporary Media Art
May 6, 2013

Animal Histories in Contemporary Media Art

What is the role of history in contemporary art and activism? In what ways can the past shape or...

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Four Stages of Cruelty
March 18, 2013

Four Stages of Cruelty

One of the things that makes the history of visual culture so compelling to study is discovering the links...

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Fur Trim Is a Trap: The Visual Politics of Performance Activism
February 27, 2013

Fur Trim Is a Trap: The Visual Politics of Performance Activism

In our current times, so much animal suffering happens out of sight. The industrial production of food and fashion...

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Seeing Elderly Animals Through a Photographer’s Lens
January 30, 2013

Seeing Elderly Animals Through a Photographer’s Lens

In our contemporary world, industrial-scale agricultural operations have a lot invested in making sure that consumers don’t think too...

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A Dedication
December 27, 2012

A Dedication

Today it is common for animal rights activists to turn to visual imagery as a form of protest against...

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Picturing Animals: Lucky
December 8, 2012

Picturing Animals: Lucky

This column, with Dr. Keri Cronin, the Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Brock University, explores the visual representations of...

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