Artists: CMUK, Benjamin Egger, Ivana Filip, Lisa Jevbratt, Hartmut Kiewert, Aidan Koch (IFIAAR), Paris van der Thunder
Curator: Lena Lieselotte Schuster
The exhibition Start Sniffing focuses on collaborations between human and nonhuman artists, highlighting the scope of interspecies dialogue at eye level and integrating neighbouring fields of research in interdisciplinary human-animal studies, philosophy, and animal ethics. The question of how we can abandon human exceptionalism in an anthropocentric world order has also arisen within the art world – latest since the artistic method of “Artistic Interspecies Collaboration” coined by Lisa Jevbratt. From insights into the creative practices of non-human animals and co-creations by diverse interspecies collectives to artistic research projects in public spaces and pioneering human-animal scenarios, the exhibition brings together an array of passionate perspectives on interspecies art.