Menagerie was a recently concluded free exhibition at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. It explored the role of animals in man’s life dating back to the 1630s, with an emphasis on the contemporary. The collection examines man’s tendency to project human characteristics on animals, and to treat them as if they were human. Dogs feature predominantly in a show consisting of multiple art forms that depict a variety of animals through painting, illustrations, sculpture, film, and taxidermised versions. Featured artists include Thomas Blinks, Maurizio Catellan, Ricky Swallow, and with drawings commissioned from famed sculptor Patricia Piccinini. Which animal do you like the most?
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