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2021 BEAST
Bahareh Khoshooee,
Coco Fusco, Dana Sherwood, Hyewon Keum, Lucy Kimbell, Marnie Weber, Matt Morris, Nina Katchadourian, Sissel Tolaas & Christina Agapakis, Sven Sachsalber, and Travis Mitzel.
Research: The Institute for Interspecis Art and Relations 

2020 DOOMSDAY (archive pending
Rob Amberg, Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway, James Bridle, Perry Chen, Diane Christiansen and Jeanne Dunnning, Lucas Foglia, Millian Pham Lien Giang, Nash Glynn, Max Guy, Anna Mayer, Lori Nix & Kathleen Gerber, Thomson & Craighead. Research: Gabrielle Rucker 

2019:2019 (archive pending)  Cream Co., Lindsey French, Katie Grafitan + beck haberstoth, Sabrina Granados, Cathy Hsiao, Timothy Hursley, Mary Mattingly, Travis Mitzel, Ariana Reines, Emily Shanahan, Misel Soto, Toni Zhao + Yiyao Chao (aoaoband) 

CCSSSR (2018 - ∞)
  1. The Collaborative Center for Storm, Space and Seismic Research (CCSSSR) is a non-profit publishing organization and research platform focusing on artist’s projects and research. 
    Operating under a new theme each year, for 2021, the theme is BEAST. 



Field Guide

Select dates in the year of BEAST

April 2021: Coco Fusco

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Coco Fusco, Observations of Predation in Humans: A Lecture by Dr. Zira, Animal Psychologist, 2013-2016Photo courtesy of Walker Art Center

Center Notes 


                            Statue of J. Marion Sims being removed in Harlem --- Observer                    
Pioneer Primatologist Born 
April 3
English primatologist, naturalist and activist Jane Goodall, known for working with chimpanzees, is born in London (1934)

First Public Aquarium Founder Born  
April 6
English naturalist, Phillip Henry Gosse, who created the first public aquarium at the London Zoo, born (1810)

American Museum of Natural History 
April 6
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is established (1869)

Where the WIld Things Were 
April 9
Where the Wild Things Are by author and illustrator Maurice Sendak published (1963)

April 10
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is formed in New York City by Henry Bergh (1866)

Flight of a Giant
April 11
News of Inky The Giant: a Pacific octopus’ escape from the National Aquarium of New Zealand is released to the public. Based on forensic evidence it is believed Inky successfully entered a drain pipe in the facility which led to the ocean (2016)

Speedy the Goat
April 13
Speedy the goat saves a family in Poinsett County, Arkansas from an electrical fire in their home by jumping on his owner’s chest (2017)

Animal Crosses The Road
April 14
The social simulation video game Animal Crossing created by video game desingers Katsuya Eguchi and Hisashi Nogami is
released for the first time in Japan by Nintendo (2001)
Tiger Strikes Keeper
April 16
Fourteen year old tiger, Hati kills Stacey Konwiser, a zookeeper in Palm Beach, FL, after she enters his cage alone (2016)

Monument of Monster Removed
April 17
New York City removes statue of 19th-century gynecologist who experimented on enslaved women, J. Marion Sims, from pedestal in Central Park (2018)

Cloud Rat Spotted
April 17
The first living Dinagat bushy-tailed cloud rat is reported seen on Dinagat Island in the Philippines in 40 years (2012)

Oldest Operating US Aquarium
April 18
The Belle Isle Aquarium opens in Detroit, MI, the oldest operating aquarium when it closed in 2005 (1904)
Primate Personhood
April 20
Research chimpanzees, Hercules and Leo given personhood status in a ruling by supreme court justice Barbara Jaffe in New York. The status, under habeas croups, is revised shortly after, sending the apes back to their legal owners (2015)

Loch Ness Monster
April 21
A famous photograph known as the “surgeon’s photograph,” supposedly of the Loch Ness monster, is first published in the Daily Mail (1934)

April 22
Earth Day

Dolphin Escort
April 22
During a long distance swim in New Zealand’s Cook Strait, Adam Walker is escorted by a pod of dolphins to safety after spotting a great white shark beneath him (2014)

April 25 
World Veterinary Day

April 25
James Watson and Francis Crick publish an article in the British science Journal Nature proposing the idea of the helix structure of DNA (1953)

Happy Bird Day Audubon
April 26
American ornithologist, painter and naturalist John James Audubon is born. His illustrated book The Birds of America was published in sections between 1827 and 1838 (1785)
April 28
International Guide Dog Day

Ebony Burns Ivory
April 30
The largest quantity of seized ivory is burned in Kenya, led by Kenyan
President Uhuru Kenyatta. It contained over 100 tons of illegally poached and trafficked ivory from both elephants and rhinoceroses (2016) 

Coco Fusco, Observations of Predation in Humans: A Lecture by Dr. Zira, Animal Psychologist, 2013-2016

Guillermo Gómez -Peña and Coco Fusco, Couple in a Cage, 1993
Documentation from traveling performence in which the artists exhibited themselves as caged Amerindians from an imaginary island. 
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