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David Altmejd in

8 June – 17 November 2024
Group show at Cultuurhuis de Warande Turnhout, Turnhout, Belgium

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In biology, hybrid means the same as the crossing of two different types of plants or animals. Even fantastic creatures from myths, fables and legends are often hybrids, but composed of different animals. Not infrequently, they also appear to be a mixture of humans and animals. Such representations and descriptions of hybrid creatures are found in all cultures around the world and have existed since ancient times. Many we still know today and are immensely popular in movies, books and games. They were and are also an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists. This exhibition tells the genesis of these wondrous creatures and how their significance evolved. The exhibition brings together art, archaeological and ethnographic artefacts with natural history objects and curiosities from everywhere. An expo about unicorns, mermaids and dragons. About the sphinx, the centaur and the minotaur. About discoveries, forgeries, religion and superstition.

With works by Emma Ainala, David Altmejd, Roger Van Akelyen, Antoine Banier Abbé, Mohammad Barrangi, Tilo Baumgärtel, Fred Bervoets, Cristian Bors, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Jules Dalou, Bart Van Dijck/Ignace Cami, Jacques Callot, Nick Cave, Caroline Coolen , Thiemoko Claude Diarra, Gustave Doré, Albrecht Dürer, James Ensor, Max Ernst, Nick Ervinck, Xander Faes, Frans Floris, Maïder Fortuné, Conrad Gesner, Pascale Geulleaume, Charles De Geyter, Lucy Glendinning, Hendrick Goltzius, Axel Goossens, Francisco Goya, J.J. Grandville, Joos Habraken, Kati Heck, Wim Hermans, Grigorios Ilaridis, Quinten Ingelaere, Rahim Issaka, John Jonston, Karel Laenen, Tom Liekens, Eva De Leener, Viktor Leestmans, Hans Lemmen, Edward Lipski, Gaetano Lodi, Charlotte Lybeer, Koen Van Mechelen, George Méliès, Warre Mulder, Charles-Joseph Natoire, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Sharon Van Overmeiren, Michael James O’Brien, Imge Özbilge, Mu Pan, Bernard Picart, Tom Poelmans, Yannick Pollet, Jon Rafman, Odilon Redon, Antoine Rogiers, Félicien Rops, Pieter Paul Rubens, P. Gasparis Schotti, Guy Slabbinck, Léon Spilliaert, Helmut Stallaerts, Jan Švankmajer, David Teniers de Jonge, Pei-Hsuan Wang, Joel-Peter Witkin, Dominick Verschelde, Crispijn van de Passe