May 11, 2018
DMG is pleased to announce that we will be representing Anne Zahalka, one of Australia’s most accomplished and respected photo-media artists.
Zahalka’s images are incisive and humorous, often appropriating familiar clichés and subverting common attitudes to reflect on culture, race and ecology. In her upcoming solo show at DMG in July (26.07. – 19.08.18), Zahalka continues her investigation into the relationship between people and the natural world. Over three related Wild Life series (2006, 2017, 2018), the artist turns a compelling and critical lens onto taxidermied animals in lush, constructed environments based on science, questioning not only our impact on the natural world, but also the way in which these museums construct knowledge.
Scientists have used the term ‘Anthropocene’ to describe an ecological turning point where the impact of human behaviour has significantly and permanently affected our Earth. In response to this, Zahalka’s newest series Wild Life in the Age of the Anthropocene(2018) fuses images of dioramas from the Bombay Natural History Museum, Mumbai, with her own poignant digital interventions.
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