Karen Knorr, A Contemporary Bestiary

15 December 2018 - 25 August 2013

In conjunction with the exhibit Fabulous Bestiary 1920-1940, MUDO – Musée de l’Oise is inviting photographer Karen Knorr to disorient visitors by posing wild animals in major heritage sites.

An Anglo-American photographer born in Germany in 1954, Knorr arranges stuffed animals in heritage settings in order to turn them into poetic vanities, inspired by La Fontaine’s Fables. Museums and castles become the setting for a re-creation in which hairy or feathered characters blur the boundaries between humans and animals, between rationality and bestiality, between culture and nature.
The extraordinary space under the roof on the third floor of the episcopal palace is an ideal setting for this fascinating and unexpected exhibit.