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  • Creatures: When Species Meet

    June 28, 2019 – August 18, 2019

Presented by:
Contemporary Arts Center
About the Event:

Western civilization has long looked at the many living creatures outside of humankind as the subjects of dominion; as entities less than equals who serve a purpose rather than as peers. In this historically, almost exclusively one-sided arena, we have regarded the animal and insect kingdoms across a vast spectrum from ally to enemy, and everything in-between. Fauna and Insecta alike have served as avatars, aesthetics, metaphors, foils, and the fodder for food, clothing, shelter and endless anthropomorphic assignment. But there has been a pronounced push back against this hegemony, and a reconsideration of what equality means within the ecosystem. And whether such sentiment arose from power or pity, guilt or responsibility, the voice for animal rights has grown increasingly prominent for those who cannot speak for themselves – amplifying the value of intelligence, emotions and lives that we have habitually regarded as secondary. Accordingly, there have been numerous artworks and exhibitions that position animals and insects as subjects, but considerably fewer that enlist these same creatures as collaborators. What does it mean when an animal or insect has agency within the creative act? This exhibition brings together an international coterie of artists and academics that enlist this untamed, “wild” other as partners in the production of art. And while such an exchange can never truly be equal, and the human species endures as the initiator of such endeavors, this collection of works points to a place where the poles are less distant and shared efforts grow ever closer.

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June 28, 2019 – August 18, 2019

  • Sun Jul 21, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Mon Jul 22, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed Jul 24, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu Jul 25, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Jul 26, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Jul 27, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sun Jul 28, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Mon Jul 29, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed Jul 31, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu Aug 1, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Aug 2, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Aug 3, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sun Aug 4, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Mon Aug 5, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed Aug 7, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu Aug 8, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Aug 9, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Aug 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sun Aug 11, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Mon Aug 12, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed Aug 14, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu Aug 15, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Aug 16, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Aug 17, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sun Aug 18, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Categories

Photography

Visual Arts


Type

Exhibition


This event is

Free

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