In a recent study on animal behaviour, researchers postulated: “If science were to prove that animals have an aesthetic sense, we could gain valuable insights into the animals’ level of awareness. Creation and appreciation of art are aspects of consciousness that we have traditionally viewed as purely human activities, ones that express our highest cognitive abilities. If animals share at least some aspects of this ability, we will have to look upon them with more respect and perhaps change the ways we treat them.”

Almost 10 years prior to the publication of this study, conceptual artists Vitaly ...


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