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Nathalie Djurberg: The Parade


Oct 12, 2012 – Jan 27, 2013



Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

701 Mission St



$8 - 10 / FREE for YBCA members


Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg is taking a bird's eye view on humanity, above and beyond the culture and civility, where, from afar, we are quite clearly animals. The Parade exhibit, now perched at YBCA until the winter migration, is a flock of over 80 handmade bird sculptures, accompanied by short films where the humans have gone completely bird-brained. The aesthetic is a bit Dark Crystal, only darker, and shows that when it comes to the human mind, the cuckoo is anything but extinct.

Joshua Wyatt, Flavorpill

YBCA says…

Swedish-born artist Nathalie Djurberg's unsettling avian menagerie takes flight this fall at YBCA. In addition to the wild flock of more than eighty freestanding bird sculptures on view, the exhibition also includes five animated films, in which avian psychology is superimposed upon human behavior with extraordinary results. Using actual bird species as inspiration for her sometimes grotesque figures, Djurberg explores physical and psychological transformation as well as pageantry, perversion, and abjection.