Animal Love and Bestiality

Bestiality has been a theme in Bronwyn Plattens recent work, with the exhibition The Museum of Love and Romance presents: The Big Horse and other stories... at South Australias Contemporary Art Centre, including works which negotiated this concept. Imagery and ideas for the exhibition were drawn from Plattens extensive research into collections of erotic art in Japan, China, America and the United Kingdom during 2001. This text explores the complex, contradictory and perplexing nature of bestiality and attempts to explain why, despite its status as taboo, it remains a subject worthy of exploration.

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