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The art of making sense of a tough 2020: salvaging hope from the wreckage

Pictures Worth a Thousand Words has works by artists who have collaborated with the David Krut gallery this year

14 December 2020 - 18:46 By Chris Thurman

In last week’s column, I expressed a less-than-sanguine view about the apes known as Homo sapiens. I’d visited Cruise at Krut 2020, in which Wilma Cruise’s maudlin chess-playing baboons and gnomic pigs become characters in a cautionary tale, warning the viewer not to think too highly of the human animal. Paradoxically, art and abstract thought, the foundations of any exceptionalist claims made on behalf of our species, are also the means by which we can criticise such claims...

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