30/06/2009

A Trip to Zoo in Vienna








Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna is hosting a series of temporary art installations by Christoph Steinbrener and Rainer Dempf.
“Directed” by the artists scenes of ecological nightmares are “experimental set-up[s]” in which “the viewer is forced to reconsider traditional modes of animal presentation and simultaneously to question the authenticity of concepts which are restaging 'natural' environments while they are increasingly endangered.”
This project seems interesting to me because of the setting and proposing zoo as a context for art. How often, especially now, could we compare museums to zoo-like entertainment places where people look at objects without much understanding, look for a good day out and not a thoughtful or even spiritual experience…
Too pessimistic? Perhaps… or maybe not?

1 comment:

Flores Hayes said...

oh nice pics! did you visit the giant panda as well? they are so lovely as well!
Here I bought a cuddly panda bag (L) that I can hardly put it down!
I believe it is a GREAT find for every panda fanatic!
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Flor (floreshayes@gmail.com)