In the exhibition Beauty of the Beast Museum Arnhem presents the work of more than 15 international designers and artists who make a connection between taxidermy, jewelry and visual arts.
The often complex relationship between humans and animals lies at the heart of the works of the participating artists, including gallery artist Märta Mattsson. For many of the artists the beauty of the animal forms the starting point of the work, but other themes such as impermanence, the border between fantasy and reality, the meat industry, ‘memento mori’, environmental issues, fables and symbols come into play as well. What the artists share is a love for nature.
image: Märta Mattsson, Brooch, Palindrome, 2014. Photo: Emma Fredriksson.