Animals are a frequent subject of debate these days. Do they have a soul? How much do they suffer? Are we under any obligation to protect their individuality by granting them rights? Are human beings morally authorized to do as they want with animals, to consume them, rob them of their freedom and train them for the purposes of entertainment? Scientific discussion takes the relationship between animal and human being very seriously. In the everyday life of our consumption-
International ongoing exhibitions
Exhibition November 03, 2017 -
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Artists: Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla / Max Beckmann / Joseph Beuys / Jean Carriès / Albrecht Dürer / Max Ernst / Emmanuel Frémiet / Johann Heinrich Füssli / Jean Paul Gaultier / Giambologna / Douglas Gordon / Francisco de Goya / Ernst Haeckel / Anna Haifisch / George Herriman / Akihiro Higuchi / Hans Hoffmann / Alexander von Humboldt / Fernand Khnopff / Athanasius Kircher / Walt Kelly / Paul Klee / Franz Marc / Gabriel von Max / Henri Rousseau / Michael Schmidt / George Stubbs / Franz von Stuck / Ai Weiwei and many others
This exhibition explores the relationship of animals and mankind with a view on the arts and focusses on ethical, spiritual and emotional questions. The centre for Natural History (CeNak) at the University of Hamburg, as a cooperation institution of the MKG, completes the perspective with a scientific view of mankind in the animal world. Beside the joint projects with the Zoological Museum, CeNak presents a special exhibition Vanishing Legacys: The world as a Forest (November 10, 2017–March 29, 2018) addressing the current research results regarding species extinction, deforestation and climate change.
Curator : Prof. Dr. Sabine Schulze, Director, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Raptor’s Rapture, 2012, HD Video, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Lisson Gallery, London. © Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla; Courtesy of Allora & Calzadilla and Lisson Gallery, London