Hales Gallery is pleased to announce Beastly/Tierisch, a group exhibition featuring Carolee Schneemann at the Fotomuseum Winterthur.
Representations of animals are everywhere in our culture, from advertising hoardings, to newspapers and television, to hundreds of thousands of images uploaded everyday to the internet. At the same time, animals are consistently subjects of public controversy, whether in relation to animal rights, conservation strategies or genetic engineering. Since the 1970s, the animal has become ever more important to artistic practice, offering artists a mysterious and perhaps unfathomable subject with which to develop aesthetic strategies. In their work, the animal is a questioning and challenging entity, enabling a rethinking of conceptions of nature and culture, as well as the very idea of the animal – and the human being! – itself. In a lively and appealing installation, Beastly/Tierisch explores these questions through works by leading artists and photographers. Carolee Schneemann's Infinity Kisses II (Vesper) (1990-98) will be featured.
Beastly / Tierisch
30 May - 4 October 2015
Grüzenstrasse 44 + 45
CH-8400 Winterthur (Zurich)
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