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Animatus - Work of Hyungkoo Lee

Since the 31st of May and until the 31st of August 2008, the Naturhistorisches Museum of Basel is presenting an amazing exhibition by South Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee.

Since the 31st of May and until the 31st of August 2008, the Naturhistorisches Museum of Basel is presenting an amazing exhibition by South Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee.

We all know cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny or Tom & Jerry, but would we ever have expected to see their anatomy? Hyungkoo Lee is showing us through his work sort of a reversed process: paleontologists usually start with bones and skeleton to recreate life (this is how we can figure out how dinosaurs may have looked like, though no one has ever met one); Hyungkoo Lee on the contrary starts with a familiar creature to give it shape and, incredibly, life through its anatomy.

This extraordinary exhibition is not only about art, but also science, evolution and communication.
If you have the chance to visit Basel or if you have the chance that this exhibition is coming in your town, run and go see it!

For more information, see the below links:

http://www.hyungkoolee.net/texts/texts.html

http://www.hyungkoolee.net/animatus/animatus.html

http://www.nmb.bs.ch/ausstellungen/animatus.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRo4EVt7aIU

written by grenoouille

2 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

    Tout simplement sublime. Bravo. J'en reste béat d'admiration.

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  2. stouf

    stouf

    Tout simplement sublime. Bravo. J'en reste béat d'admiration.

    over 5 years ago · report as spam

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