Ellos y nosotros (Them and Us)
Opening: September 20th, 2018
The exhibition analyses the evolution of the relationship of humans and animals through a series of contemporary art projects and benchmark historical works.
The curatorial thesis of «Ellos y nosotros (Them and Us)» presents the symbiotic and simultaneously contradictory relationship between the animal world and human societies, reviewing social changes, legislation, documentation, aesthetical trends, image and communication, lines of thought, documentaries and iconography.
The thematic blocks the project is comprised of include reflections on the economy, leisure and the professions, the realms of the domestic and affection, sport and the circus, myths and traditions, torture and hunting, food or bioethics. As well as the exhibitive format, the project «Ellos y nosotros (Them and Us)» integrates the cultural complex of Es Baluard museum with the dynamics of our immediate surroundings, and peculiarities and advances that have been promoted from the Balearic Islands, analysing the present and looking to the future.