The exhibition Fear and Fauna hones in on the overlap between race- and gender-based violence and the violence against the more-than-human by simultaneously bringing new perspectives on liberation through mobilization on an individual and collective level.
As the title indicates, it looks to a crucial juxtaposition between fear – seen as a decisive indicator of intersectional inequality – and a critique of the historical use and conceptualization of fauna, formulated by the Swedish scientist Carl von Linné, the father of modern taxonomy and ecology, and which, in the categorization of the world’s animal kingdom, was also behind the division of humanity into racial types.
Fear and Fauna focuses on practices of resistance that point to killing, violence and inequality; as a global phenomenon, and which in virtual and physical realities cuts across class differences, cultures and geographies. With works by artists: Gina Arizpe, Hanni Kamaly, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Sall Lam Toro, Marina Dubia and in collaboration with Ghost Agency, the exhibition unfolds in a stately apartment. Here, it is emphasized that gendered and minoritized violence exists in all spaces; the intimate, the public, the physical as well as digital forums. In fierce images of resistance, the exhibition raises subversive notions and historical re-examinations that point to digital life as vital in a larger revolt, and how this and other communities, can lead to the mobilization of hope and liberation.
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Dag Hammarskjolds Alle 42D, 4th floor
Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 42D, 4 sal
2100 København Ø
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Handicap toilet – no
Free for companion – yes