Tuesday, April 14, 2015

human zoos

When artists Mohamed Ali Fadlabi and Lars Cuzner first heard mentions of Norway's historic "human zoo" they were surprised, sure. But what Fadlabi (from Sudan) and Cuzner (Canadian-Swedish) found even more astonishing, was how thoroughly that moment in time had been erased from their adoptive country's collective memory. So they decided to bring the dusty photo album back to life by recreating the village, in the same city park, from May 15 to August 31.
Full story here.
Playmates from the frozen Arctic—Eskimo youngsters and their tame bear, World's Fair, St. Louis, Mo.