Charlotte Dumas “Anima”
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The photographic series Anima features the caisson horses of Arlington National Cemetery in the United States, the national burial ground for U.S. service members, located outside the country’s capital city of Washington DC. The series was originally commissioned by the Corcoran Gallery of Art. These animals, housed at Fort Myer, Virginia, are among the few left to perform a duty for mankind that dates back centuries. No longer used in warfare as such, they now have the sole and exclusive privilege of accompanying soldiers to their final resting place. My photography often focuses on animals that work, and whose function and appearance in our daily life continually diminishes with time’s passing. Practically speaking, these animals are deemed no longer necessary, but they are of such importance on other levels that – by their disappearance – we miss out on the reflection they offer us, that allows us to process much that happens around us.
from November 07, 2014 to December 28, 2014
Exhibition Hours: 11:00-20:00. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 11:00-18:30. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Opening Reception on 2014-11-07 from 18:30 to 20:30