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The Animal Mirror

2 November 2016 - 27 January 2017

Group show, ISCP, Brooklyn, NY

Curated by Kari Conte

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The Animal Mirror presents artworks that take non-human animals as their subject matter, reflecting a range of cultural and societal issues of the twenty-first century. The participating artists reveal the ever-shifting relationships between humankind and other species, extending the idea of non-human animals as creatures of mediation.

The works offer insights into animality by questioning human subjectivity and the boundaries between the human and non-human. The exhibition will be installed in ISCP’s gallery and project space, and offsite at a neighborhood community garden. During the three months of the exhibition, a robust schedule of public programs is planned, including a performance by Simone Forti marking the 50th anniversary of her seminal work Sleep Walkers/Zoo Mantras.

Artists in the exhibition include Kristina Buch, Marcus Coates, Yona Friedman, Terike Haapoja, Anna Jermolaewa, Maartje Korstanje, Agnieszka Kurant, Wesley Meuris and Shimabuku. Nearly all of the work in the exhibition is being shown in New York for the first time.

This exhibition is curated by Kari Conte, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, and will be accompanied by a forthcoming publication.

This program is supported, in part, by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e. V., The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Greenwich Collection Ltd., New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
ISCP also thanks Olive St. Garden, New York City Green Thumb, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and St. Nicks Alliance.