Sculpture Season
Grant Museum of Zoology
5 June to 31 August 2013

Sculpture Season saw 13 emerging artists from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art be invited to re-curate the Museum’s spaces with their own sculptures, interpretations and installations and presented an exhibition like none other seen before in the Museum. 

Sitting alongside the Museum’s historic skeletons, skulls and specimens preserved in jars, the new works engage with animal/human encounters through re-animated flesh, tunnelling rats and mice, giant worms and body bags. 

The artists have responded to the physical spaces and specimens of the Museum, creating music technologies, phantom occupations of the Museum’s iPad apps, hand-knitted internal organs and explorations of the excessive masculinity of giant deer antlers. Specimens have been re-ordered, re-labelled and reimagined.

"Taking over the Museum allows these artists to position their work in a unique setting that helps tease out what is at stake, to speculate on their own relationships with processes of art-making."

Melanie Jackson, Head of Undergraduate Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art

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