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Pascal Beausse : Houses for Humans and Animals by Rosemarie Trockel & Carsten Höller

09 05 2012 00:00 01:00

Between 1996 and 2000, Rosemarie Trockel and Carsten Höller realised a series of projects gathered under the title Maisons/Haüser.

Pascal Beausse Les maisons pour humains et animaux de Rosemarie Trockel Carsten Höller

Taking the notion of the 'habitat' as a starting point, they explored the relationships human beings develop with non-humans, and reciprocally. In this project, artistic activity becomes a place of experimentation on the conditions of a renewed cohabitation of different species. Rather than an alternative ecology, the artists proposed a study of mankind from the point of view of animals.

Pascal Beausse is an art critic and curator. He is responsible for the photographic collections of the Centre national des arts plastiques in Paris and teaches at the Haute école d'art et de design in Geneva.