Animalia is a group exhibition celebrating life on our planet. It is an exploration of the importance of each organism on the planet and the innate connectedness or disconnectedness of the world we live in. It explores our responsibility to the environment - a collective consciousness as “caretakers” of the world around us. Throughout history, science and arts have revealed and reveled in the complexity of animals. Scientists, philosophers and creatives alike have each embraced the multifaceted nature of animals to cross, blur, and re-imagine the boundaries between human and animal. Clinical findings show a beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals on emotional, psychological, and physical facets.
How has the natural world affected your life growing up? Are there particular creatures or natural environments that inspire you or capture your imagination? How do you imagine your relationship with animals? And do you believe animals and humans can coexist in harmony with one another? We ask artists to express their symbolic, metaphorical or literal version of Animalia.