David Shrigley and Rivane Neuenschwander are included in ‘Animals in Art’
'Animals in Art' is a group exhibition at Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Denmark, which explores the ways that humans understand and interact with animals. We are seduced by the cuteness on the toy shop shelves and the internet, we love our pets and search for their human aspects – or the animal traits in ourselves. Our fables, folk tales and mythologies swarm with animals that we give human language and behaviour. We are fascinated by wild animals, and we hope to catch the scent of their inner lives and beauty when we visit them at the zoo or the museum. And we interfere with the evolution, environment and biodiversity of species – for example when we produce animals industrially and play around with DNA, the building blocks of life.
The exhibition presents works by Cory Arcangel, John Baldessari, Richard Barnes, Pascal Bernier, Sophie Calle, Mircea Cantor, Maurizio Cattelan, Mark Dion, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Martin Eder, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Annika Eriksson, Daniel Firman, Laura Ford, Douglas Gordon, Damien Hirst, Peter Holst Henckel, Camille Henrot, Candida Höfer, Carsten Höller, Bharti Kher, Paul McCarthy, Kohei Nawa, Rivane Neuenschwander & Sérgio Neuenschwander, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Patricia Piccinini, Paola Pivi, David Shrigley, Lisa Strömbeck and William Wegman.