Date: Monday, October 6th
Admission: $5 ( Tickets Here )
*** Copies of “Taxidermy Art” will be on sale at the event.
Free ” Defender” beer will be generously provided by our Sponsor Brooklyn Brewery.
The impulse to create can come from many sources: from an art study, a desire to see something unique, or a response to maintaining a collection that needs constant repair. Taxidermy is one such collection.
Taxidermy study has not been as easily available since the mid Victorian Era, when collections flourished and craftsmen learned to preserve animals to fill a huge demand. Today, in the Digital Age, the desire to acquire what Walter Benjamin called â€śthe aura of oneâ€ť and the return to handwork have encouraged people, who once were collectors, to start making their own collections.
In connection with the release of Taxidermy Art (Artisan Books, 2014), this talk will address the rise of Rogue Taxidermy through the lens of Collecting.
Robert Marbury is a multi-disciplinary artist working in fabric, photography, and fur. He is a co-founder of the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists, lectures internationally about rogue taxidermy and judges the annual Carnivorous Night’s Taxidermy Contest, which is the largest alternative taxidermy contest in the world.
Robert lives and works in Baltimore, MD. “Taxidermy Art: A Rogue’s Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself” is Robert’s first book.