Nikola Irmer: Promethean Boldness documents for the first time Irmer’s drawings and paintings from historic collections of taxidermy. In her works, she documents the perilous state of these collections, their former importance and their decay. She becomes a researcher herself, who in the process of her artistic practice unveals the knowledge inherent in these collections.
The E-book contains a text by Andrea M. Gáldy, an interview with the artist by Axel Lapp and an interview with Paolo Agnelli of La Specola in Florence. It further contains image galleries, references, sounds, film clippings, interactive widgets and more, creating a rich experience of Nikola Irmer's artistic work.
Nikola Irmer (* 1970 in Starnberg) studied at the Hunter College in New York, at the Glasgow School of Art and at the San Francisco Art Institute. For several years, she has been documenting historic taxidermy collections in her pictures and drawings.