Is it alright to eat humans? Shocked looks, vehemently shaking heads, “Are you mad?” reactions. Of course not. But why is it alright to eat animals? Let the discussions begin. The fronts opened by this question are outside each other’s range of vision, between them a vast field of arguments for or against the equal treatment of animals and humans. What if? What if humans viewed animals as partners with equal rights? What if animals enjoyed the same right as human citizens? In New Zealand, a dog was once nominated for district mayor, in Manhattan, animals are blessed each year in October and in 2014, a man from Dresden married his cat. All relationships between humans and animals are made by society – and can therefore be changed by us humans. The exhibition ANIMAL LOVERS by the neuen Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst nGbK (the new society for fine arts) presents artistic works that put a new understanding of the relationship between animal sand humans up for discussion. Confrontation is welcome: On November 4th and 5th, the Symposium „Networking Animal Lovers“ is dealing with different human perspectives of the animal, sounding out the boundaries of zoophilia, approaches the phenomenon from sociological and judicial points of view and negotiates the role of animals in the media. So where do animals stop and humans start? Or is that the wrong question?
Animal Lovers | until November 27th, 2016 | ngbk, Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin | Free entrance | Webseite | Symposium