The best animals are the flat animals

  • Exhibition
  • Publication

835 N Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Los Angeles-based artist, Diana Thater presented The best animals, with combined elements filmed and taped at three locations. Thater’s evocative use of animals contrasted nature with un-natural conditions and raised issues of nature versus culture. Employing modern technologies — film, video monitors and video projection — Thater addressed and challenged traditional precepts of art history and our basic assumptions about perception. Instead of the singular, static object usually presented as “art,” she created a work composed of several environments that took different forms at each venue at which they were exhibited. The exhibition catalogue, The best animals are the flat animals – the best space is the deep space, is available at the MAK Center bookstore.