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NEW BOOK EDITED BY MORBID ANATOMY CREATOR JOANNA EBENSTEIN

Death: A Graveside Companion
At nearly 400 pages, this book explores, via over 1,000 images and 19 essays, humankind's attempts attempts--mythological, scientific and popular – to imagine, respond to, or find meaning in the mystery of death.
Edited by Joanna Ebenstein, Foreword by Will Self, Featuring the Richard Harris Art Collection
Thames and Hudson, October 24, 2017 (Available for pre-order)
368 pages, 1,000 illustrations in color and black and white
More (and order) here.

REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS FOR DEATH A GRAVESIDE COMPANION
EVENTS
  • Tarot Reading with Morbid Anatomy's Laetitia Barbier
    An experienced tarot reader, Laetitia is a firm believer in the empowering nature of the Tarot as a a visual tool to help us bring clarity to the complexity of life, providing information and insights on decisions we’re facing, or shining a light on options that we might not have considered.

    Tuesday, January 16
    6 pm - 9pm
    Halyards Bar, Brooklyn
    $20 for 10 minutes.
    More here
  • Opening Reception for Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair Work
    An exhibition showcasing extraordinary examples of Victorian artworks made from human hair and curated by collectors John Whitenight and Evan Michelson in tandem with Emily Snedden Yates.

    Thursday, January 18
    6 pm - 9 pm
    The Mütter Museum, Philadelphia
    Tickets here
  • Exhibition: Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair Work
    The Mütter Museum along with curators John Whitenight and Evan Michelson have assembled an exquisite group of Victorian hair art and jewelry as well as accompanying materials that discuss the social expectations of Victorian-era mourning rituals that ruled 19th century society with strict standards.
    January 19, 2018 – July 12, 2018
    The Mütter Museum, Philadelphia, Thomson Gallery
    More here
  • Utopia/Dystopia: Utopian Languages, with linguist Arika Okrent and Tolkienist Jessica BurkeTwo talks xploring the ways in which language has been harnessed to utopian projects.
    Wednesday, January 31
    7 pm
    Hauser and Wirth, 548 W 22nd St, New York, NY
    FREE but must RSVP here

  • The Psychology of Paradise: Is the Quest for Heaven on Earth a Human Universal? With Douglas Rushkoff, Mitch Horowitz and Will BakerWednesday, February 21
    7pm
    Hauser and Wirth, 548 W 22nd St, New York, NY
    MORE SOON
     
  • Utopia/Dystopia: DISCO with Nick Siano, Amy Herzog, Tara Mateik and friends
    Wednesday, March 14
    7pm
    Hauser and Wirth, 548 W 22nd St, New York, NY
    MORE SOON
     
  • Oscillations of Utopia: the NSK State from Sarajevo to Venice with Charles Lewis, NSK State diplomat in New York
    Wednesday, April 4
    7pm
    Hauser and Wirth, 548 W 22nd St, New York, NY
    MORE SOON
  • Victorian Hair Art Workshop with Karen Bachmann
    Learn the art of Victorian Hair Work with master jeweler and art historian Karen Bachmann

    April 7, 2018 (Tickets on sale January 18 at noon)
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
    $150 (includes museum admission)
    The Mütter Museum, Philadelphia, Thomson Gallery
    More here
  • Hair Art Weekend Save the Date
    Including hair art workshop with master jeweler Karen Bachmann on April 7, and a symposium dedicated to the craft on April 8; more soon!

    April 7 - April 8
    The Mütter Museum, Philadelphia
    More soon!
BOOKS AND PROJECTS OF INTEREST

SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm, Shannon Taggart, Forthcoming
New book by former Morbid Anatomy Museum artist and scholar in residence Shannon Taggart based on her decade long project documenting spiritualism, a religion in which devotees attempt to communicate with the souls of the dead. Includes her own photos and antique spiritualist photographs.
More here

As Far As The Eye Can Travel "paper "Wunderkammer" by Chiara Ambrosio
More here.

RECORDED TALKS

Tedx Talk: Death like you've never seen it before
Summer, 2016

How we Remember: Death and Mourning in American Art and Culture Symposium
American Folk Art Museum, New York, January 28, 2017
Watch part one here and part two here.
Featuring Gary M. Laderman, Emory University; Stacy C. Hollander, American Folk Art Museum; Dr. Stanley B. Burns, Historian, Founder of the Burns Archive, and Professor of Medical Humanities, New York University; Jessica Regan of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more.

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