September 24, 2021 – January 2, 2022


Photography – Projection – Illustration

The animal, always without the right to its own image, often nomadizes as a subject through all areas of visual communication, science and art, regardless of the individual intention of its representation.
The artists Wolf Erlbruch (Germany), Roni Horn (USA), Sanna Kannisto (Finland), Jo Longhurst (UK), Olivier Richon (Switzerland), Michal Rovner (Israel), Thomas Struth (Germany) and Tomasz Gudzowaty (Poland) question and challenge the reciprocal relationship between animal and human – the depicted and the depicter.

The concepts of the artists in this colourful and diverse group exhibition at the same time highlight different interests and approaches. Images from a “lynx project” by conservation biologists at the University of Göttingen form an exciting scientific counterpoint to the artistic works and focus on recording and cognition. The exhibits include videos, photographs, books, drawings and installations.

Curated by Ute Eskildsen

Ute Eskildsen conceived both the opening exhibition on Roni Horn and the group show “Modell Tier”. She was previously involved as a consultant in the planning of the Kunsthaus. Before her retirement, she was deputy director of the Folkwang Museum in Essen, where she headed the photographic department.

The exhibition was sponsored by the Lower Saxony Sparkasse Foundation and Sparkasse Göttingen.

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