If you’re in Berlin around May 29 to August 21 check out a very interesting exhibit at Me Collectors Room Berlin. The exhibition "All Cannibals?" examines the subject of cannibalism in art. Historical works—etchings, books of hours, paintings, ethnographic photographs, and cult objects foster a dialogue with works from contemporary art.

The exhibition shows the variation of particular facets in theme such as primal fear, acts of sacrifice, disturbing narratives, and historical and contemporary works in dialogue.

A total of 100 works, most of which originate from private collections, by 40 international artists are being shown in the exhibition, partly chronologically and partly thematically presented. The arrangement follows headings like History, Myths & Fairy Tales, Solidarity of the Flesh, Goya and His Successors, and Holy and Secular Cults.

The exhibition fields the question as to whether we as people are not, fundamentally speaking, all potential cannibals

"All Cannibals?/Alles Kannibalen?"
29th of May – 21st of August 2011
me Collectors Room
Auguststr. 68, 10117 Berlin

Artist  Toshio Saeki
Description  Toshio Saeki - Ohne Titel, ca.1970 © Galerie Da end Paris

Artist  Dana-Schutz
Description  Dana-Schutz-Self-Eater-3-2003-Oil-on-canvas-1092-x-737-cm-©-Florence-et-Philippe-Segalot-New-York

Artist  Michael Borremans
Description  Michael Borremans - The Present, 2001

Artist  Norbert Bisky
Description  Norbert Bisky - Sündenbock


  Jérôme Zonder
  Jérôme Zonder - Jeu d'enfants n°1, 2010 © Jérôme Zonder et Galerie Eva Hober Paris

 Artist   Oda Jaune
Description   Oda Jaune - Ohne Titel, 2008 © Oda Jaune Galerie Daniel Templon Paris

Artist  Will-Cotton
Description  Will Cotton-Consuming-Folly-2009-2010-Öl-auf-Leinwand-1829-x-1438-cm-©-Will-Cotton-Mary-Boone-Gallery

Artist  Patty Chang
  Patty Chang - Melons At a Loss, Video 340, 1998 © Collection Antoine de Galbert Paris

Artist   Cindy Sherman
Description  Cindy Sherman - Untitled 225, 1990 © Olbricht Collection Berlin

Artist Vik Muniz
Description Vik Muniz - Saturne dévorant son fils, 2005 © Vik Muniz, Galerie Xippas Paris

List of Artists

Makoto Aida, Pilar Albarracin, Gilles Barbier, Norbert Bisky, Michaël Borremans, Patty Chang, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Erik Dietman, Wim Delvoye, Marcel Dzama, Renato Garza Cervera, Will Cotton,  James Ensor, Camille de Galbert, Francisco de Goya, J. J. Grandville, Blalla W. Hallmann, Pieter Hugo, Melissa Ichiuji, John Isaacs, Oda Jaune, Michel Journiac, Dana Schutz, Sandra Vasquez de la Horra, Adriana Varejâo, Saverio Lucariello, Frédérique Loutz, Patrizio Di Massimo, Yasumasa Morimura, Philippe Mayaux, Vik Muniz, Wangechi Mutu, Álvaro Oyarzún, Chantalpetit, Giov. Battista Podesta, Odilon Redon, Félicien Rops, Bettina Rheims, Benjamin Saurer, Cindy Sherman, Toshio Saeki, Mathew Weir, Joel-Peter Witkin, Ralf Ziervogel, Jérôme Zonder