Kozyra’s Pyramid of Animals Scandal
“Kowalnia” gained fame thanks to Katarzyna Kozyra's thesis project titled “Animal Pyramid”, from 1993. Kozyra recreated the iconic image of the “Town Musicians of Bremen” in the form of a sculpture made of stuffed animals. However, the visually attractive, figurative presentation, almost “pop” in its aesthetics, was accompanied by a video documenting the purchase of a live horse, as well as its subsequent euthanasia and taxidermy. The artwork can be interpreted as an attempt to use the outrage provoked by the killing of an animal “for the sake of art” to highlight the hypocrisy and vow of silence surrounding the killing of animals. A series of outraged comments created an aura of scandal around the artwork, but elevated Kozyra to stardom in the art world.
Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland
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- Szenajch, Piotr