Ellos y nosotros (Them and Us)

Location: -1 floor

The exhibition analyses the evolution of the relationship of humans and non-human 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, documentation 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 Museu 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.

animal, animales, Ellos y nosotros, human, humanos, Us and them
21st September 2018 → 3rd February 2019
Production: Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma
Curator: Nekane Aramburu
Francis Alÿs, Jacques-Laurent Agasse, Joan Jonas, Francisco de Goya, Paloma Navares, Esaias van de Velde, Joan Miró, Joana Vasconcelos, Miquel Barceló, Rebecca Horn, Pablo Picasso, Guy Maddin, Damien Hirst, Marie Voignier, Marcel·lí Antúnez, Guillermo Srodek-Hart, Giuseppe Dardanone Cavelli (attributed to), Joan-Ramon Bonet, Joseph Beuys, Eulàlia Valldosera, Adriaen Cornelisz Beeldemaker, Johan Seirling, Antonio David, Nicolaes Maes, Rosalía Banet, Bartholomew Dandridge (his circle), José Cirera, Levi Orta, Paloma Pájaro, Juan Luis Moraza, Juan del Junco, Eugenio Ampudia, Amparo Garrido, Jean Painlevé, Veru Iché, Eduardo Kac, Auguste André Lançon, David Douglas Duncan, Walter Chandoha