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                              ANTENNAE

                              THE JOURNAL OF NATURE

                              IN VISUAL CULTURE

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                              Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

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                              Antennae is a peer-reviewed, non-funded, independent, quarterly academic journal. All rights of featured content of website and PDF publication are reserved. Editor in Chief: Giovanni Aloi. 2017

                              Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

                              Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

                              Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

                              Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

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                              Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

                              Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

                              Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

                              Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

                              Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

                              Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

                              This issue of Antennae and the next are part of a project informed by the exhibition Making Nature: How We See Animals curated by Honor Beddard at Wellcome Collection (London) in 2016-17. This first installment, Making Nature, looks at the construction of nature as a cultural pursuit during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It focuses on issues of visibility and invisibility, both cultural and ecological, to critically appraise the methodological approaches that have defined the philosophies of the discipline. Technologies of visibility like taxidermy, dioramas, macro-photography, and illustration are here juxtaposed to highlight the complicity of art and science in the production of fictional narratives about the world we live in. This outlook should however not be misinterpreted as an attempt to diminish the epistemic importance of natural history but as an invitation to reach further deep into the discipline’s productive core and to devise new natural histories for the twenty-first century. It is in this context that the next installment, also co-edited

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                              DOUGFOG GIOVANNIALOI GRAHAMHARMAN CAROLINEPICARD  

                              LYNNTURNER

                              RONBROGLIO KATHYHIGH JESSICAULLRICH

                              HENRIKH?KANSSON ANDREWYANG ERWINDRIESSENS

                              MARIAVERSTAPPEN

                              KENRINALDO MUSTAFASABBAGH CECILIANOVERO DOROTHYCROSS

                              ANGELASINGER

                               

                               

                              CAROL J ADAMS

                              SUZANNE ANKER

                              JONATHAN BIRTH

                              DOROTHY CROSS

                              CARSTON HOLLAR

                              GARY HUME

                              OLEG KULIG

                              ROSEMARYTROCCO

                              PAULINE OLIVERO

                              PETER SINGER

                              LOISWAINTERBER

                              CARY WOLFE

                               

                               

                               

                              Abbas Akhavan |Giovanni Aloi

                              Bergit Arends | Marc Beattie

                              Honor Beddard | Emily Eastgate Brink  

                              Aaron Delehanty | Mario A. Di Gregorio  

                              Mark Dion | Maria P. Gindhart

                              Isabella Kirkland | Maria Lux  | Lorraine Simms Regan Shrumm | Tamsen Young

                              Doug Young

                               

                               

                              AND MANY MORE

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                              THE JOURNAL OF NATURE

                              IN VISUAL CULTURE

                              ISSUE 49 — AUTUMN 2019

                              making nature

                                      with Honor Beddard, titled Re-making Nature will more closely focus on the work of contemporary artists whose practice entails revealing the constructedness of nature as a concept to map and untangle important nevralgic and yet under scrutinized junctions in our coevolutional histories with the rest of the natural world.

                               

                               

                              IN THIS ISSUE

                              Dr. GIOVANNI ALOI

                              Editor in Chief of AntennaeProject

                              34 essays and interviews

                              featuring key contemporary artists and scholars

                              329 pages

                              202 illustrations

                              MARIA LUX

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                              quotation

                              Is there still a place for non-scientists in the trajectory

                              of science? What is lost if science is so specialized, or technologies so inaccessible, that average people feel alienated from its development, curiosity, and conclusions?

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                              MICHAEL McCLURE: MEAT THYSELF

                              by Stefan Benz

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                              The Togo-Cameroon hunting pavilion at the 1931 International Colonial Exposition in Paris encouraged cynegetic tourism in Africa, largely through the inclusion of three large habitat dioramas. MORE >>

                               

                              Making Nature was an exhibition held at Wellcome Collection in London between the 1st of December 2016 and the 21st of May 2017. It explored how humans have constructed the

                              notion of nature over time, a question that has captivated philosophers, anthropologists, scientists, ethicists and artists for centuries. Curator Honor Beddard talks to us about this

                              pioneering exhibition.  MORE >>

                               

                              Making Nature

                              Giovanni Aloi interviews Honor Beddard

                               

                              Biogeography,

                              Autobiography, and

                              Wildlife Protection

                              By Maria P. Gindhart

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                              In this essay, Giovanni Aloi focuses on an axpect of Donna Haraway’s ‘Teddy Bear Patriarchy’ argument that was overlooked by the author: the important role played by decorum in the normativizing function of museum taxidermy.  MORE >>

                               

                              Dioramas: Realism

                              and Decorum

                              By Giovanni Aloi

                               

                              This essay examines the object history of the Feejee Mermaid, a taxidermy creature created from the top half of a mummifi ed orangutan

                              and the lower body and tail of a salmon, which defi es the category between nature and art.. MORE >>

                               

                              The Feejee Mermaid:

                              An Object’s History

                              By Regan Shrumm

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                              For over a hundred years, habitat dioramas have been the soul of natural history museums around the world. Firmly built into the architectural fabric of the institution and astutely combining sculptural, painterly, and theatrical idioms, dioramas have been regularly

                              understood as truth.  MORE >>

                               

                              Six philosophies for a habitatdiorama artist

                              Text and Images by Aaron Delehanty

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                              The current planetary environmental

                              emergency urges us to ask afresh: How can we simultaneously be part of a long history of nature, and yet be so late in realising what has happened? The recent development in ecological discourses make exhibition Mark Dion: Systema Metropolis from 2007 ever so

                              relevant.  MORE >>

                               

                              Mark Dion:

                              Systema Metropolis

                              By Bergit Arends, Images by Mark Dion

                               

                              Louis Pasteur’s published study of the French silkworm pandemic (1865-1870) helped visualise the invisible world. This essay examines how Pasteur mobilised new media

                              to categorise and visualise the vast cultural ecology that had shaped France’s silkworm disease.  MORE >>

                               

                              Ordering the Invisible

                              Images by Emily Eastgate Brink

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                              In a time of climate-change denial and suspicion of scientifi c expertise, where science’s place in American culture is especially contested, Magnify considers the role of amateur  naturalists historically and today.  MORE >>

                               

                              Magnify

                              text and Images by Maria Lux

                               

                              Doug Young is one of only a few artists skilled in the labor-intensive technique of reverse painting on glass. These paintings address present- day concerns about the precarious state of the environment by taking natural

                              history museums and their display aesthetics as their subject.  MORE >>

                               

                              Providence Under Glass

                              By Tamsen Young, Images by Doug Young

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                              Since January 2019 Marc Beattie has captured the captured, snapping a subject daily and amassing a cache currently of over a third of the Avian Class that have ever visited Norfolk,

                              and then never departed their uncanny dioramic setting. MORE >>

                               

                              The Bird Gallery

                              images by Marc Beattie

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                              Robert Hooke’s

                              Macrographia

                              Text and Images: British Library

                               

                              Dr Mario A. Di Gregorio explores Haeckel’s unique idea of “monism” which lies behind the mesmerising illustrations of his most famous

                              work, Kunstformen Der Natur. MORE >>

                               

                              Ernst Haeckel and

                              the Unity of Culture

                              By Mario A. Di Gregorio

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                              Isabella Kirkland’s work examines man’s relationship to the natural world through intricate oil paintings in the style of sixteenth and seventeenth century Dutch Master

                              still life. Her life-size depictions of plants and animals are precisely rendered and anatomically accurate, the result of extensive research at natural history museums. MORE >>

                               

                              TAXA

                              Text and Images Isabella Kirkland

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                              Simultaneously present and absent these shadowy animal traces connect with key environmental issues, such as habitat loss and the extinction of animal species. Lorraine Simms’s drawings are poetic meditations on change and loss - silent witnesses to the gradual disappearance of the wild. MORE >>

                               

                              EMPIRE of BONES

                              Text by and Images Lorraine Simms

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                              p 224

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                              Abbas Akhavan: Fatigues

                              Giovanni Aloi Interviews Abbas Akhavan

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                              Isaella Kirkland’s work examines man’s relationship to the natural world through intricate oil paintings in the style of sixteenth and seventeenth century Dutch Master still life. Her life-size depictions of plants and animals are precisely rendered and anatomically accurate, the result of extensive research at natural history museums. MORE>>