hUman ZoO installation forces viewers to confront common social stereotypes

zoo2 300x201 hUman ZoO installation forces viewers to confront common social stereotypes

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.

Human ZOO 6 350x282 300x241 hUman ZoO installation forces viewers to confront common social stereotypes

zoo1 300x201 hUman ZoO installation forces viewers to confront common social stereotypes

Human ZOO 7 350x282 300x241 hUman ZoO installation forces viewers to confront common social stereotypes

Images courtesy of: Frank Engel

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About Virginia Maurer

After receiving her Masters degree in Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University in London, UK , the Florida native ‘VC’ is now back stateside. Working all over London from Notting Hill to Hackney Wick to central Soho, now based in New York, NY she will continue to represent FADwebsite across the pond as editor for FADNewYork. With a background in art history and a passionate thirst for knowing as much as she can about the contemporary art scene- she revels in studio visits and one to one interviews with practicing artists from various artistic and creative disciplines. So if you are an emerging/ established artist or gallery looking for more coverage in New York- VC is the person to contact!

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