Every word was once an animal
Kunstverein München e.V. and DISTANZ
German/English, soft cover, 208 pages, 16 × 23 cm
On the occasion of the exhibition Every word was once an animal at Kunstverein München, Yalda Afsah’s first comprehensive catalog is published by DISTANZ. In addition to comprehensive visual material, the publication designed by HIT brings together texts by Fahim Amir, Maurin Dietrich, Cathrin Mayer, and Gina Merz.
The human relationship with animals, and the agency surrounding that interaction is critical to the work of the German-Iranian artist Yalda Afsah. Kunstverein München presented her first institutional solo exhibition, focusing on questions of power, care, and control in relation to domestication. Using three examples—bullfighting, horse dressage, and pigeon breeding—she examines the blurred boundaries between affection and identification with animals on the one hand, as well as submission and human domination on the other.
Edited by Maurin Dietrich.
Texts by Fahim Amir, Maurin Dietrich, Cathrin Mayer, and Gina Merz.