The human animal

Whether in fairy tales, fables or caricatures, artists often use animals as way of talking about humans. What sort of animals have the artists chosen in order to do this here – friendly ones, or scary ones?

 

Photo : David Claerbout, The Pure Necessity, 2016. Color 2D animation, stereo sound, approx. 50 min. Courtesy : the artiste ; galleries Sean Kelly, New York, and Esther Schipper, Berlin