IN THE SKIN OF THE BEAR

ANIMAL MEETING

MONDAY 23 JANUARY 2017, TO 18H

OUTSIDE THE WALLS EVENING WITH THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

The history of bear representations in the West, retraced in the exhibition Bear species!, reveals a gradual shift in the relationship with this great predator. From the enemy against whom it was necessary to measure his virility and his bravery, he became the friend, in a fantasized relationship which sets up our domestic animals as models of all animality. If wild animals are neither our friends nor enemies to be slaughtered in order to accomplish our civilizing destiny, we must look for another path and other models to think about our relations to them.

This meeting will be an opportunity to explore them, starting from the exhibition Bear species!and the book by Baptiste Morizot, The Diplomats. Cohabiting with wolves on another living map (Wildproject, 2015).

Dialogue between Baptiste Morizot, researcher in philosophy, and Didier Julien Laferrière, museologist, exhibition designer, led by Anne de Malleray, collection director of the journal Billebaude.

Find all the information on the exhibition “Bear species! " sure the dedicated website.

And the announcement of this conference on the MNHN website.

© Baptiste Morizot, Yellowstone, 2015
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