An Afternoon of Fauna: From Ants to Whales
January 12 2013 at 14:00
Spiders, parrots, songbirds, chickens, lobsters, king crabs, dogs, chimps, pigs, seals, orangutans—these are only a few inhabitants of the menagerie that appears in Rosemarie Trockel’s work. For this event in association with the artist’s exhibition “A Cosmos,” Cabinet magazine invites visitors to take a trip through the animal world inspired by J.B.S. Haldane’s seminal 1920s essay “On Being the Right Size.” Making its way from smallest to largest, the program will investigate the scientific, literary, and cultural significance of animals through a series of brief presentations, films, sound recordings, readings, and more. Participants include Rachel Berwick, Bigert & Bergström, David Brooks, D. Graham Burnett, Elizabeth Demaray, Jeff Dolven, Amy Globus, Jeffrey Kastner, Nina Katchadourian, Carla Nappi, Sina Najafi, Yoshua Okon, George Pendle, Dominic Pettman, Hugh Raffles, Joel Smith, Jim Trainor, Michael Wang, and Gregory Williams.