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Citizen Animalia exhibition available for booking

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Posted by: Columbia College Chicago
Deadline: Thu, October 1st, 2020

Citizen Animalia, is available for booking at your institution, produced byThe Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces (DEPS) at Columbia College Chicago

Exhibition Description- In 1735 Swedish scientist Carolus Linnaeus invented a system of biological classification known as Taxonomy. Within it exists Kingdom Animalia, comprised of ten million species, everything on planet Earth that either swims, walks or flies including elephants, mosquitos, goldfish, snakes, cows, pigs and us, humans. Simultaneously with a sense of humor, hope and despair the artwork of Citizen Animalia call us to re-examine the complex relationship between us humans and our fellow members of Kingdom Animalia. 


Our world is filled with fascinating creatures that experience life in ways we can’t understand. We must treat them with respect. Citizen Animalia amplifies voices we typically don’t listen to and asks viewers to re-examine how our daily actions effect all life, not just human life.


Participating artists: Rene Arceo, Brandon, Ballengée, Mizraim Cárdenas, Sue Coe, Whit Deschner/The Great Salt Lick, Mark Dion, Nicholas Galanin, Roie Galitz, Laurel Roth Hope, Jenny Kenndler and Brian Kirkbride


Installation details: Citizen Animalia features several sculptural objects, lithographs, photographs, a video installation, audio installation and interactive installation. Additionally, the exhibit features a campaign poster section, and resource section featuring art books, educational brochures and advertising pamphlets from conservation/animal rights organizations. 2,100 sq feet space required.


Expenses: Participation fees $6000 plus shipping, if additional venues are booked, participants will be responsible for shipping costs to next venue only.


If requested, In-person installation assistance with the curator $2,500 plus travel expense. 

Artist talks may be arranged with some assistance from curator, expenses for artist fees, travel and lodging are the responsibility of the venue.

Insurance and installation to be covered by venue.

Exhibit signage will be provided in digital format, this includes title cards and introductory signage and campaign poster files. Venue will be responsible for printing.

Venue is responsible for providing pedestals, vitrines, audio and video equipment.

Copies of A 30 page full-color catalog with essay by the curator, artist Sue Coe and conservation biologist Michelle Rafacz can be purchased at a minimal cost.

Availability: Citizen Animalia is available for immediate booking for a minimum of 4 weeks.

Interested venues may contact the curator, Mark Porter at

Posted on Tue, July 28th, 2020
Expires on Thu, October 1st, 2020

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