Nanoq - flat out and bluesome [exhibition] - Leicester

Snaebjornsdottir, Bryndis and Wilson, Mark (2009) Nanoq - flat out and bluesome [exhibition] - Leicester. [Show/Exhibition] In: Nanoq - flat out and bluesome, 24th January - 5th April 2009, New Walk Museum, Leicester. Full text not available from this repository.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Authors: Snaebjornsdottir, Bryndis and Wilson, Mark
Abstract:

nanoq – flat out and bluesome is the story of polar bears, the largest land predators on earth, and their journey from the arctic wilderness to the museums and stately homes of the UK.

Charting the uneasy relationship between the wild and its representation in our museums, galleries and media, nanoq al
so highlights the current plight of polar bears who are facing extinction because of the destruction of their habitat.

Between 2002 and 2004, artists Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson undertook a survey of all the taxidermied polar bears in the UK. 33 stuffed polar bears were traced and photographed in situ.

This research forms the exhibitions photographic works. Documenting the histories of each bear – its place of capture or shooting, the name of the person responsible, the nature or purpose of the expedition, the bear’s history in captivity, its age at death.

The photographed situations of the polar bears range from cluttered or pristine natural history displays, through collections of colonial artefacts within stately homes to the domestic and unpretentious surroundings of private residences.

Adapted to each location, Leicester’s exhibition also features Peppy the Polar Bear – the mascot of Foxes Glacier Mints from Leicester Arts & Museums Service collections.

The touring photographic exhibition has previous exhibited at sites including, The University of Iceland, The Horniman
Museum and the Fram Museum, Oslo. nanoq also recently featured as part of HEAT: Art and Climate Change in Melbourne.

Official URL: http://www.leicester.gov.uk/nanoq/
Date: 2009
Event Location: New Walk Museum, Leicester
Subject Headings: 000 COMPUTER SCIENCE, INFORMATION & GENERAL WORKS > 000 COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION > 001 Knowledge
500 NATURAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS > 570 LIFE SCIENCES (BIOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY, ECOLOGY) > 570 Life sciences
700 ARTS & RECREATION (INCL. SPORT) > 700 ARTS & RECREATION (collections, philosophy & education)
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of the Arts
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Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2012 12:39
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1293

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