Art installation explores curious and complex relationship between humans and animals

Tuesday September 25th, 2018

Hyperrealist installation Curious Imaginings is on display in a wing of the 105-year-old Patricia Hotel in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood. Part of the Vancouver Biennale, some of the shocking yet fascinating sculptures of hybrid animals by Australian artist Patricia Piccinini include a humanoid beaver, a half-human/half-orangutan mother and a family of humanesque pigs.

Piccinini says the sculptures say a lot about people’s relationships to animals. “I think they’re asking some very important questions like, what is our relationship to the nature that we’re changing around us?” Piccinini told CBC’s Margaret Gallagher.


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