Public Eye: Artists for Animals, a Philadelphia-area group that aims to “focus our lens on the interactions between human and nonhuman animals in order to shed light on hidden or ignored injustices and to promote a cruelty-free lifestyle,” has an exhibit going on through Halloween that clearly warrants a trip to the City of Brotherly Love. “Myths and Logos” is, according to the website, an “innovative exhibit” that explores “the juxtaposition of cultural mythology about animals and how they are actually treated in society. We aim to raise awareness of this duality and challenge messages portrayed by the Media.”
This innovative exhibit accomplishes this in surprising ways: “Playful iconic images from the beef industry provide the landscape for a hanging strip of sirloin. A princely fairy tale frog hops across the road before a modern car. Wild mustangs run freely while helicopters hover in the background.”
What I particularly love about “Myths and Logos” is their use of satire, which is something all too lacking when it comes to animal advocacy (and something that Ben Grossblatt of Suicide Food discussed recently on our podcast).