»HIDDEN – Animals in the Anthropocene«
Jon Amad, Stefano Belacchi, Daniel Beltrá, Adam Dean, Aitor Garmendia, Aaron Gekoski, Kelly Guerin, Jan van IJken | Precious Animals, Britta Jaschinski, Lissy Jayne, Konrad Lozinski, Selene Magnolia, Jo-Anne McArthur, Kristo Muurimaa, Adam Oswell, Carlota Saorsa, Andrew Skowron, Timo Stammberger, Luis Tato, Gav Wheatley
Actually, it’s clear to all of us: our consumer behavior has been ecologically unsustainable for a long time. But instead of looking seriously for alternatives, we accept factory farming so that our daily piece of meat is always available. To follow the latest trends, we wear clothes that are produced under conditions unfit for humans and animals. For our recreational pleasure, we visit zoos where animals are kept far away from their natural habitat.
For the project HIDDEN – Animals in the Anthropocene, 40 photographers have joined forces, including some of the world’s best-known wildlife photojournalists, such as Daniel Beltrá, Aaron Gekoski and Britta Jaschinski. With their photographs, they want to pay attention to this painful subject and raise awareness about the deplorable living conditions animals endure every day.
A closer look at industrial agriculture, the fashion and entertainment industries, research and fishing, reveals the cruelty to which animals are subjected on a daily basis. The belief that we can use certain species for our needs is ingrained in us: we capture and imprison them, wear their skin, eat their flesh and experiment on their bodies in the name of science. How is it that we make such distinctions between domestic and farm animals?
We know that what we see is wrong.
The exhibition is accompanied by a book, which will be available at f³ – freiraum für fotografie during the exhibition:
HIDDEN. Animals in the Anthropocene
Jo-Anne McArthur and Keith Wilson (Ed.), David Griffin (Designer)
Engl., Hardcover, 320 pages, 45 €
Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 7 pm
ARTIST TALK (in English) | ONLINE
Katharina Mouratidi, Artistic and Executive Director at f³ – freiraum für fotografie, in conversation with Jo-Anne McArthur, Photographer and Initiator of HIDDEN and Keith Wilson, Publisher of HIDDEN. The talk will be held in English.
Update: Watch the talk here on Vimeo
Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 7 pm
FOTO-TALK: AUF DER COUCH (in German) | LIVE ZOOM CONVERSATION
Britta Jaschinski, one of the most renowned wildlife photographers in the world, gives insights into her work and commitment. The talk will be held in German.
Link via fhochdrei.org
Feb 12 — Apr 18, 2021
Mar 10 — May 24, 2021
+ Framework program: please see above
Waldemarstraße 17, 10179 Berlin
[District: Mitte | Borough: Mitte]
Opening hours: Wed – Sun 1 – 7 pm, time slot ticket required
Admission: 5 € / reduced 3 €
+++ Before your visit, please check the gallery website for their current Corona regulations +++
Preceding exhibition at f³ – freiraum für fotografie