Altes Museum - Flesh | Meat

Meat – one moment a versatile basis for life, then suddenly decaying matter. For some, meat is repulsive, for others a source of nourishment – or even a sacrifice fit for the gods. Meat reveals the omnipresent conflict between life and death in human culture. Meat therefore occupies a paradoxical position in the contested space between life and death. The exhibition asks what influences these paradoxes bring to bear on the fields of nutrition, belief, and body – and, by extension, how they shape our relationship to meat in the present day.
 
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Francis Bacon, Logique de la sensation, 1981. Farblithographie© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Jörg P. Anders
 
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Hans Schwarz, Der Tod und das Mädchen, um 1520. Buchsbaumholz© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für byzantinische Kunst / Antje Voigt
 
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Gefäß in Gestalt eines Schweines, Ägypten, Mergelton© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung / Sandra Steiß
 
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Vanessa Beecroft, VB 55.004, Performance in der Neuen Nationalgalerie, 8.4.2005. Digitalprint© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Stefanie Dietzel

 
Start date: June 1, 2018
End date: August 31, 2018
Address: Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
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