Why Look At Birds, Robert Zhao Renhui

The Institute of Critical Zoologists


Against the very real environmental drama unfolding across the globe, multidisciplinary artist Robert Zhao Renhui presented the exhibition A Bird in the Hand. The exhibition invited viewers to step into the The Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ), a multilayered conceit that operates across an array of levels.

“In contemporary society birds are, perhaps, both the most watched and most eaten animal on our planet. They have become a focal point of debates about a 'proper' relationship between humankind and nature, and about definitions of humanity itself.” Naoko Noguchi

Published by The Institute of Critical Zoologists
Edition of 500
28 pages
170 × 240 mm

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