A new art exhibition offers a glimpse into the world of
A powerful new solo exhibition is currently on view at
C.A.V.E. Gallery on Abbot Kinney. South African artist, photographer and
filmmaker Ralph Ziman turns his attention to the practice of trophy hunting in
South Africa. Called Bones, the show
includes cinematic photographs and striking sculptures that confront the
practice of the “canned hunt,” often hosted on South African reserves where
visitors pay to kill some of the world’s rarest animals.
South Africa-born Ziman, who now lives and works in
Venice, has witnessed many of these practices, and his work speaks out against
the global value of profit over protection of endangered animals. To that
end, he has created pieces that highlight the practice in moving ways: Think
haunting photos of animal skeletons — antelope, wildebeest, chimpanzee — set amid the stunning South African
landscape. Many of the pieces involve beautifully beaded bones and skeletons,
their cheerfully bright colors offering a stark contrast to death that each
The exhibition runs until March 5, 2016 at C.A.V.E. Gallery, 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd. See more from Ziman here.