- Thorsten Brinkmann, Ernie III, 2010
© Thorsten Brinkmann und VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014, Courtesy Galerie Feldbuschwiesner, Berlin, Galerie Mathias Güntner, Hamburg, Gallery Hopstreet, Brüssel
- Carina Linge, Dame mit Kaninchen, 2008
© Carina Linge, Courtesy Galerie Jarmuschek + Partner, Berlin
- Andrei Liankevich, Untitled, from the series 'Fake Animals', Grodno/Belarus 2010
© Andrei Liankevich
More than 70 works by over 35 photography artists investigate the multi-facetted relationship between people and animals – from connection to alienation, from deep friendship to material exploitation.
The wide variety ranges from photographs of stuffed and mounted animals to images of household pets, cuddly toys, farmyard animals, as well as Vanitas-style still lifes of animal carcasses.
The exhibition illustrates how man anthropomorphises animals while also collecting them in the form of trophies and using them for food production. The artistic approaches vary widely – some of the images are dramatic in content, others explore the theme from an ironic or playful angle.
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