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Between nature and culture: ‘The Remarkable Tasmanian Devil’ at TMAG

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Hogan, JM and Richardson, Benjamin, Between nature and culture: The Remarkable Tasmanian Devil' at TMAG, Art Monthly Australia, 306 pp. 30-31. ISSN 1033-4025 (2018) [Letter or Note in Journal]


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Abstract

In this time of rapid species losses, the philosopher Donna Haraway exhorts us to 'make kin, not babies'. 'The Remarkable Tasmanian Devil' exhibition at Hobart's Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery appears to have embraced this mantra in tracing the evolving public aesthetics of the island state icon, from a reviled predator persecuted through bounty schemes to an adorable tourist ambassador and official animal emblem. Haraway argues that 'we need stories (and theories) that are just big enough to gather up the complexities and keep the edges open and greedy for surprising new and old connections'.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:nature, culture, wildlife, health
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Art Theory and Criticism
Research Field:Art Criticism
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Author:Hogan, JM (Dr Jan Hogan)
Author:Richardson, Benjamin (Professor Benjamin Richardson)
ID Code:125283
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2018-04-12
Last Modified:2018-04-20
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