»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 €
Accompanying program & digital offers
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
From now on the exhibition HIDDEN – Animals in the Anthropocene can be experienced online! Using state-of-the-art technology, we have created a hybrid between exhibition space and virtual presentation that offers a unique visitor experience. Thanks to the technically innovative implementation and the high-resolution image quality, visitors can experience the exhibition almost as if you were there – from home or anywhere else in the world. All photography and multimedia stations can be controlled individually. In addition to an excellent overview of the exhibits, the 360° tour offers in-depth background information by means of audio, film and text elements. The enlargement function allows the images to be studied in detail. You can access the tour via the link https://fhochdrei.org/360
As a non-profit organization, we finance our analog and digital exhibitions and events exclusively through admission fees, donations, membership fees and project funding. The entrance fee for the 360° tour is 5€. This contribution supports the work of f³ – freiraum für fotografie and makes culture possible.
FOTO-FÜHRUNG | ONLINE + ON SITE
(Guided Tours, held in German)
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 7 pm
Sunday, June 6, 2021, 11 am
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 11 am
Sunday, July 4, 2021, 11 am
Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 7 pm
Sunday, Aug 1, 2021, 11 am
More dates: see tickets
We cordially invite you to our FOTO-FÜHRUNG | ONLINE through the current exhibition HIDDEN – Animals in the Anthropocene. Art historian Miriam Zlobinski will introduce you to the exhibition, provide insights into the curatorial concept and detailed information on the exhibits on display. She will shed light on the context in which the exhibited photographs came into being, situate them in a global context and report on the background to the development of the exhibition and book project.
The tours take place via ZOOM (on May 19th) and live on site (in June/July/Aug). Admission 5€ | reduced 3€.
Participation only after prior booking at: https://fhochdrei.org/tickets/
Preceding exhibition at f³ – freiraum für fotografie