YELLOW CREATURE - ASPECTS OF TRANSFORMATION
Transformer - aspects of travesty At the Kunstmuseum Luzern in 1974, it was still a legendary exhibition that asked about the dissolution of gender roles. What was revolutionary at the time is self-evident today. A few decades later gender stereotypes are less exciting, but the demarcation between humans, animals and plants is explosive. For example, ethics and jurisprudence are currently negotiating the law of the animal, while in philosophy realism is discussing theories of phenomena independent of human consciousness.
The British author and draftsman Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) created with Yellow Creature as early as 1939 a figure that oscillates in every drawing between woman and man, animal and human, while remaining very happy above all true to himself. Yellow Creature is therefore the title of the group exhibition, which addresses the demarcation between genders and genres. Which ethical and moral categories are still valid borders for living beings today? Who pulls these, who benefits from them and who fails?
Artists of the exhibition: John Akomfrah, Sabian Baumann, Neïl Beloufa, Klodin Erb, Lia García, Klara Kristalova, Mervyn Peake, RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), Isabella Rossellini, Mika Rottenberg
Curator : Fanni Fetzer