Next of Kin: Looking at the Great Apes
1995, MIT List Visual Arts Center
The six artists represented in this exhibition employ a variety of aesthetic approaches to advance our understanding of our complex and multivalent relationships with the great apes. James Balog, Walton Ford, Sean Landers, Jean Lowe, Richard Ross and Daisy Youngblood either critique or look beyond the historically-erected symbology and archetypes which tend to dominate contemporary consideration of our simian next of kin. Essay and artists’ entries by curator Ron Platt; additional essays by Harriet Ritvo and Tommy L. Lott.