Natural Selection

Ignacio Evangelista

2005 - 2008

The Natural Selection series depict modern zoological parks from different European cities where animals are put into spaces which mimic their original habitats.

The staging of these places seems to somehow reflect the preconceived notion of what human beings believe, or more specifically what the western white man believes, nature is in its pure state.

The life of wild animals in these zoological gardens that either imitate their natural habitats or try to respond to an extreme rationalization of physical space, generates disturbing and contradictory images. The artful “territories” created for them contrast powerfully with the wild nature of the animals.

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