Considering the animals

Cover of Considering the animals

Artlink has long-provided the edgiest, most dangerous reading on Australian art. It publishes the stuff that more polite magazines won’t touch, and punches above its weight when it comes to criticism, argument and audacity.

Darren Jorgensen

Current Issue | Issue 38:1 | March 2018

Recognising that threats to our multi-species future lie at the heart of ecological debates in the Anthropocene era, this edition seeks to broadly reflect on human agency and concerns to engage with animal behaviour and consciousness. The “animal turn” is a belated response
 to the crisis evolutionary theory has posed for humanism, mounting a challenge to biological and cultural determinism through the practices of artists and writers that channel animal-centric viewpoints. 


Cover image: Hayden Fowler, Together Again (detail), installation and live performance, Sydney Contemporary 2017. VR designer: Andrew Yip, UNSW Art & Design. Photo: Joy Lai. Above: Mella Jaarsma, Dogwalk, 2015-16, cow, goat, sheep leather, stuffed feet, twelve costumes, created for the 20th Biennale of Sydney, 2016. Photo: Mie Cornoedus. Courtesy and © the artist

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