Merging human and animal
In Fever Dream, human and animal merge in colourful hallucinations. The imagnination of animals in art and popular culture reveal something about our relationship to the animal kingdom and the strengths and vulnerability they reflect. Animals are often symbols, with human attributes in myths and fairytales, even Disney films. Like the sly fox, the trusty dog and the cunning snake.
This exhibition features the new, never previously shown Beast and Feast by Prix de Rome 2023 nominee Josefin Arnell. Beast and Feast is a video installation that follows a police officer’s search for the perfect police horse. As the story unfolds, the officer gradually evolves into that ideal horse. The Frans Hals Museum combines this video installation with contemporary art from the museum collection and elsewhere. Videos by Marianna Simnett and Jeroen Eisinga, a wall drawing by Dena Yago, photos by Luuk Wilmering, paintings by Donglai Meng and sculptures by Hadrien Gerenton, explore the ways people relate to the animal kingdom.
Beware of, some of the images may be considered inappropriate.