Dead Animals, or the curious occurrence of taxidermy in contemporary art

January 23, 2016 – March 27, 2016, David Winton Bell Gallery, Rhode Island, USA

At a time when natural history museums are moving away from taxidermy, there has been a resurgence of interest in popular culture—in Internet blogs and image collections, in fashion, home décor, and advertising—as well as in art practice. The exhibition is organized around four prevalent themes that draw particular strength from taxidermy—in which the fact that the animal is real and dead imparts meaning.

The Flyway Print Exchange

The Flyway Print Exchange is an international environmental art project featuring 20 artists from 9 different countries, linked by the East-Asian Australasian Flyway: the route flown twice-annually by Australia’s migratory shorebirds, to and from their breeding grounds above the Arctic Circle. The collected prints seek to highlight that preserving the habitats of shorebirds is a global challenge.