Yeehaw! This week’s Best Link Ever goes to the Livejournal community WTF? Taxidermy, a group of online journalists who gather stunning images of taxidermy gone wrong. Who knew pumping rodents full of chemicals could be so much fun? Well, some artists apparently figured it out: WTF? Taxidermy members already posted the memorable Peter Friedl giraffe from documenta 12 (the image isn’t marked but you can see the unmistakable orange glow of Inigo Manglano-Ovalle’s Phantom Truck coming from the nearby door), a Robert Rauschenberg combine, and a couple Maurizio Cattelans. Below, we offer up a few submissions from our European tour to WTF? Taxidermy for their review.
Via Lewandowsky, “Berliner Zimmer (Geteiltes Leid ist halbes Elend),” 2002 from the Hamburger Bahnhof’s summer exhibition “Works from the Collections”
Liam Gillick, How are you going to behave? A kitchen cat speaks, The German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
Gosha Ostretsov, “Art Life or The Torments of Creation,” The Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
A furry friend from an unknown pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Readers, help us identify this!
Best Link Ever is a weekly column posted on Fridays culling the best gems of the Internet, maintained by AFC Associate Editor Karen Archey.