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Michael Stevenson & Jan Verwoert
Described as an “anthropologist of the avant-garde”, Michael Stevenson (born in 1964 in Inglewood, New Zealand, lives and works in Melbourne, Austalia) investigates the mythology that surrounds renowned and controversial events which have been significant in the spheres of both art and politics.

Jan Verwoert (born 1972) is an art historian and critic based in Berlin. He is a contributing editor at Frieze and writes regularly about contemporary art for magazines such as Afterall and Metropolis M. A member of the advisory board of the Kunstverein Munich and Guest Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory at the Academy of Umeĺ, he teaches in the Fine Arts MA program at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, and at the Royal College of Art in London.

See also Michael Stevenson ; Jan Verwoert.

English edition
“Animal Spirits: Fables in the Parlance of Our Times” is an artist's book by Michael Stevenson and Jan Verwoert which expands upon the themes of this earlier document and re-examines them more specifically in the light of our current times.