Ausstellung / Exhibition Project
This website documents the exhibition Becoming Animal, Becoming Human / Animal Perspectives, which brought together two exhibitions at three different venues on animals in contemporary art, an international conference, a film series, and two video screenings.
The exhibition Becoming Animal, Becoming Human (Tier-Werden, Mensch-Werden) was shown at the in Berlin from May 9th to June 14th 2009.
It was curated by the NGBK project group Becoming Animal, Becoming Human: Jessica Ullrich, Kassandra Nakas, Friedrich Weltzien, Antonia Ulrich, Séverine Marguin.
A catalogue in German language has been published to accompany the exhibition, including translations of two key texts on the exhibition`s topic: an extract of Donna Haraway`s "When Species Meet" (2007) and Steve Baker`s "What does becoming-animal look like?" (2002). The catalogue in German language is available through Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin, Germany, www.ngbk.de, firstname.lastname@example.org (› Order here). The English translation of the catalogue is published on this website translated from German by Staci von Boeckmann.
The exhibition Animal Perspectives. Part 1 (Tierperspektiven. Teil 1) was shown at the Georg-Kolbe-Museum (GKM) in Berlin from May 29th to June 28th 2009.
Curated by Jessica Ullrich and Friedrich Weltzien. Co-conception: Antonia Ulrich.
Animal Perspectives. Part 2 (Tierperspektiven. Teil 2) took place at Projektraum Souterrain in Berlin from May 20th to May 28th 2009.
Curated by Jessica Ullrich and Friedrich Weltzien. Co-conception: Antonia Ulrich. Invited by Heike Fuhlbrügge.
A catalogue in German language has been published to accompany the exhibition. Edited by Jessica Ullrich and Friedrich Weltzien. The catalogue in German language is available through the editors (Mail: weltzien(at)zedat.fu-berlin(dot)de; JesMarUllrich(at)t-online(dot)de). The English translation of the preface of the catalogue is published on this website translated from German by Staci von Boeckmann.
The conference Animal Identities. The Animal in Perspective took place on May 9th and 10th 2009 at the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK) and the Georg-Kolbe-Museum (GKM) in Berlin.
The Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art was showing the related film program with the title "I Went To The Zoo The Other Day" from May 20th to May 28th 2009.
The video screening Becoming Animal, Becoming Human was shown on June 14th 2009 at the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK) in Berlin. The video screening Animal Perspectives was shown on June 10th 2009 at the Georg-Kolbe-Museum Berlin.
Both videoscreenings were curated by Jessica Ullrich.
The additional art educational project Do spiders have hooves? has been developed by the artist Mona Jas during her scholarship for art education of NGBK. She worked with 13 children of the Peter-Jordan-Schule, a center for children with special needs. Among various activities, such as the visit of the Search and Rescue Dog Team of the German Red Cross and a bird spider at school, the group visited the exhibition. Within the exhibition space the children dealt with the art objects using a diverse dialogue based on the senses of touch, taste, sight, smell and acuesthesia. › PDF
The exhibition and catalogue Becoming-Animal, Becoming-Human were funded by Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin. NGBK would like to thank the Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin, Senatskanzlei Kulturelle Angelegenheiten for the support and Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin for the funding.
This project has been assisted by The Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government`s arts funding and advisory body. We are grateful for the kind support provided by the Québec Government Office, the Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetik e.V.
Media partner: Kunstmagazin Berlin. This website contains English as well as German texts.
This website was realized by Antonia Ulrich (project management and editorial staff), Jessica Ullrich (project management and editorial staff), Friedrich Weltzien (editorial staff) and Dorothee Klee (design and implementation).
Thanks for support in realizing the website to all the artists and authors, to Leonie Baumann, Wibke Behrens and Benita Piechaczek from the NGBK, to Ingo Voigt, Wolfgang Schulze and Maren Zippel.
The publisher of the website Exhibition Project Becoming Animal, Becoming Human / Animal Perspectives is the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin.
Becoming Animal, Becoming Human
Becoming Animal, Becoming Human