Independent Collectors

Animals

An exhibition detailing the representation of the animal in contemporary art.

ROE ETHRIDGE, Pigeon, 2002. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
ROE ETHRIDGE, Pigeon, 2002. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography

Featuring works by Paul McCarthy, Ardmore Ceramics, Oliver Clegg, Raphaël De Villers, Roe Ethridge, Roni Horn, Jim Lambie, Robert Longo, Jonathan Meese and Richard Jackson, “Animals” explores the representation of Animals in the field of contemporary sculpture. Using a range of techniques and mediums, “Animals” brings the animal word to the art world, creating a dialogue surrounding the animal figure and the representation of it.

Reality or fantasy, the work in “Animals” contemplates the line drawn between these two realms and the social connection with the Animal, within both the context of the history of art and personal interpretation.

Here, we present works and installation views from “Animals” at the Riva Project – the new exhibition space in Brussels from the Charles Riva Collection.

OLIVER CLEGG, Death of Knowledge, 2015. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
OLIVER CLEGG, Death of Knowledge, 2015. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
ROE ETHRIDGE, Pigeon, 2002. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
ROE ETHRIDGE, Pigeon, 2002. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
RONI HORN, Untitled No. 10, 2000. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
RONI HORN, Untitled No. 10, 2000. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
JONATHAN MEESE, Lady Octypusso Octopopo, 2005. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
JONATHAN MEESE, Lady Octypusso Octopopo, 2005. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
ROBERT LONGO, Study for Tiger Head (No. 4a), 2011. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
ROBERT LONGO, Study for Tiger Head (No. 4a), 2011. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
PAUL MCCARTHY, White Snow Balloon Dog (Gold), 2013. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
PAUL MCCARTHY, White Snow Balloon Dog (Gold), 2013. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
(l–r) ARDMORE CERAMICS; RAPHAEL DE VILLERS; RONI HORN, Untitled No. 10, 2000. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
(l–r) ARDMORE CERAMICS; RAPHAEL DE VILLERS; RONI HORN, Untitled No. 10, 2000. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
(l–r) RONI HORN, Untitled No. 10, 2000; ROE ETHRIDGE, Pigeon, 2002. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
(l–r) RONI HORN, Untitled No. 10, 2000; ROE ETHRIDGE, Pigeon, 2002. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
(l–r) JIM LAMBIE, The Byrds, 2005; JONATHAN MEESE, Lady Octypusso Octopopo, 2005; PAUL MCCARTHY, White Snow Balloon Dog (Gold), 2013. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
(l–r) JIM LAMBIE, The Byrds, 2005; JONATHAN MEESE, Lady Octypusso Octopopo, 2005; PAUL MCCARTHY, White Snow Balloon Dog (Gold), 2013. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
(l–r) PAUL MCCARTHY, White Snow Balloon Dog (Gold), 2013: ROBERT LONGO, Study for Tiger Head (No. 4a), 2011. Courtesy private collection, London. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
(l–r) PAUL MCCARTHY, White Snow Balloon Dog (Gold), 2013: ROBERT LONGO, Study for Tiger Head (No. 4a), 2011. Courtesy private collection, London. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
(l–r) RICHARD JACKSON, Yellow Bad Dog, 2007; JIM LAMBIE, The Byrds, 2005; PAUL MCCARTHY, White Snow Balloon Dog (Gold), 2013. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
(l–r) RICHARD JACKSON, Yellow Bad Dog, 2007; JIM LAMBIE, The Byrds, 2005; PAUL MCCARTHY, White Snow Balloon Dog (Gold), 2013. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
(l–r) JIM LAMBIE, The Byrds, 2005; JONATHAN MEESE, Lady Octypusso Octopopo, 2005; PAUL MCCARTHY, White Snow Balloon Dog (Gold), 2013; OLIVER CLEGG, Death of Knowledge, 2015. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography
(l–r) JIM LAMBIE, The Byrds, 2005; JONATHAN MEESE, Lady Octypusso Octopopo, 2005; PAUL MCCARTHY, White Snow Balloon Dog (Gold), 2013; OLIVER CLEGG, Death of Knowledge, 2015. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography

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