Karneval der Tiere
Feb 24, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019
Opening: Feb 23, 2018, 6 – 8 pm
In 2018 the Kunstmuseum Luzern will be transformed into a menagerie! Horses, cows and goats, lions and tigers, eagles and capercaillie cocks, but also centaurs, dinosaurs and dragons will populate the museum rooms—in paintings and drawings, photographs and sculptures.
The Kunstmuseum Luzern has countless works depicting our animal relatives. So the 2018 Collection Presentation is devoted to the relationship between man and animal, which is often close, but not always simple. How are animals depicted in art and what does this say about our understanding of them? What role do they play in our technological and digital society? Is our treatment of them as pampered pets or mere food species-appropriate? What are the alternatives for a different relationship between living creatures in the future? Both the Collection Presentation and the publication, plus a rich fringe programme of readings, panel discussions and special guided tours, will focus on this and other issues.