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Available on 9 -13 September 2020, Wed-Sun



ANiMAL – Art Science Nature Society is a storytelling exhibition about the animal world seen through the lenses of Art, Science, Nature and Society. Animals are an elemental presence in our cognizance of the world; they occupy virtually all of earth’s habitats and microhabitats, and they have been the subject of art since the earliest times of cave paintings. Insects, birds and mammals play compelling roles in literature and film, and they are the enduring protagonists in mythology and religion. The human population exploits a large number of animal species for food, while animal pets provide their owners with physical and emotional benefits.


The ANiMAL exhibition seeks to weave these threads together into a compelling narrative that elucidates our multi-various interactions with the animal domain via the treasury of animal-related artworks in the collection of the National Palace Museum. This aesthetic trajectory is conjoined with the One Health sciences, coming out of CityU’s new Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, and the critical practices of contemporary art championed by CityU’s School of Creative Media.







Advisors: CHEN Chi-Nan, HUANG Yung-Tai, LEE Ching-Hwi, HSU Hsiao-Te

Executive Producers: Paul LAM, Jeffrey SHAW

Presented by: City University of Hong Kong, National Palace Museum

Venue: CityU Exhibition Gallery, CityU HK


(City University of Hong Kong Team)

Curator: Jeffrey SHAW

Co-curator: Isabelle Jennifer FRANK

Curatorial Advisors: Michael P. REICHEL, Sarah KENDERDINE 

Project Manager: Carey CHENG

Technical Manager: LEE Hin Ching

(National Palace Museum Team)

Co-curators: HSIEH Chun-Ko, WU Shao-Chun, LIN Zhi-Yan, PU Li-An

Curatorial Executives: KAO Yu-Chun, LI Deih-Yi, CHEN Hung-Ling