Beauvais Lyons, “The Association of Creative Zoology”
This one-of-a-kind presentation combined visual art and performative dialogue.
In playing with and even parodying conceptions of the history of life on Earth, artist Beauvais Lyons, self-appointed director of the Hokes Archives, provokes skepticism and critical thinking on the part of audiences of all persuasions, whether proponents of evolution, creationism, or intelligent design. In confusing the boundaries between art and science, and between the imaginary and the real, Lyons challenges the ways that beliefs about the world are formed.
Presented by the American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum.