hUman ZoO installation forces viewers to confront common social stereotypes

Punk Lau talks with visitors from his cage at the "Human ZOO" performance event in the cultural centre Kampnagel in Hamburg

Vienna-based performance collective God’s Entertainment created an installation called the Human ZOO, which featured homeless people, former criminals, punks and single mothers in cages and on display at Hamburg’s Kampnagel cultural center.

The live art installation was meant to showcase so-called “unwanted human urban people” and force viewers to face existing social stereotypes in a very explicit way.

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Gerrit, a former criminal, speaks with visitors from his cage at the "Human ZOO" performance event in the cultural centre of Kampnagel in Hamburg

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Images courtesy of: Frank Engel

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About VC Maurer

VC Maurer, is an aspiring art critic, columnist, and art journalist. With a dual degree in Art History and Religious Studies, she also obtains a masters degree in Curating Contemporary Design from London, UK. Currently she lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, BK.

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