Galerie Dumonteil is honored to present "The Carnival of the Animals", featuring 33 artworks from 11 artists, covering sculpture, mixed media on panel, and photography. The exhibition took place jointly at the gallery and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall. Meanwhile, "Hugo Deverchère: Preview - The Far Side", a special solo project is also held at the gallery from September 11th to October 10th, 2020.
The exhibition originated from Dumonteil's lasting focus on animal art. Throughout the history of art, animals remained one of the most represented subjects — the single-line depiction of the prehistoric Lascaux caves, the source of symbolism in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the attention to "humanity" after the First World War, and so on. There has always been a desire for dialogue with the animals.
This group exhibition serves both as a review of the creation of modern animal sculptures, and a quest for the meaning and value of animal art in the contemporary context.