Fotomuseum Winterthur has brought the group show Beastly / Tierisch to its Zurich space, where it will run from May 30 until October 4.
The exhibition takes its title from the obsession human beings seemingly have with the image of the animal: from advertisements and internet memes, to animal rights activism, agro-industrialisation, conservation or genetic engineering, humankind’s relationship to animals has been a complicated and fraught beast, so to say.
The group show brings about thirty international artists reworking categories of representation to examine human-animal relations, including Katja Novitskova, Xiaoxiao Xu, Erik Kessels, and Charlotte Dumas, and is accompanied by a catalogue with illustrations and essays from artists and writers like Ana Teixeira Pinto and Slavoj Žižek.
See the exhibition page for details. **