Australian Centre for Australian Art
Curated by Juliana Engberg
December 13, 2014 - March 1, 2015
Menagerie is about survival, empathy, symbiosis, and taps into a pre-modern link between the human and other animals.
Menagerie looks at the human/animal context to find metaphors for existence and survival. It moves through history and characters familiar and strange. It reveals the human tendency for us to anthropomorphise through animals and their behaviors as a process of metaphoric discover of the self.
Menagerie is a trans-historical extravaganza with contemporary art set in relationship to historical works and artefacts.
Maurizio Cattelan, Mircea Cantor, Joseph Beuys, Ricky Swallow, Anastasia Klose, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Amelie von Wulffin, David Noonan, Lucy Gunning, Deborah Kelly Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Patricia Piccinini, Michael Parekowhai