nanoq: flat out and bluesome
|Dates:||13 February 2010 - 11 July 2010|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|How much:||Free entry|
Uncover the story of polar bears, and their journey from the arctic wilderness to the museums and stately homes of the UK, in this photographic exhibition by artists Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson.
From bears in threatening poses, intended to thrill the crowds, to a gently smiling bear (once housed in the Fox's glacier mint factory) with a fez and a basket of flower-shaped fairy lights, we are guided through a catalogue of historical misrepresentations and presumptions, the gathering together of which challenges the kind of environmental exploitation which goes on to this day.
Part of The Evolutionist, a Darwin extravaganza at The Manchester Museum.
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