CoventryLive: ‘Out-of-place’ rhino sculpture among highlights at new Herbert Art Gallery exhibition

Posted On: Saturday, May 1st, 2021 | by project88pressadmin

An ‘out-of-place’ rhino sculpture and a time-travelling lab are two of the highlights at an upcoming new exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum this May.

UnNatural History will run from May 28 until August 22 during the early weeks of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture.

Organisers say the exhibition of works by international naturalists and artists will explore the link between art and science when it comes to natural history.


Raqs Media Collective: However Incongruous, 2011

Raqs Media Collective, However Incongruous, 2011


The exhibition will feature Raqs Media Collective’s life-sized sculpture However Incongruous as a contemporary reinterpretation of Albrecht Dürer’s Rhinoceros from 1515.

Dürer had never seen a rhino in real life and depicted it with a horn on its back. In Raqs Media Collective’s work, the rhinoceros is reimagined as an out-of-place carousel animal.

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