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© Heleen Peeters

Photo exhibition Horse

Man and horse share a long history. From the Industrial Revolution onwards, the horse became more and more a companion animal and less and less a beast of burden. People have also been eating horse meat for a long time. This is less well known and also somewhat controversial. 'Horse', the photography project by Heleen Peeters, was about exactly that.

afbeelding van een paard met de tekst Horse eronder

Peeters' photographs raised questions: What determines the status of the horse? Why do traditions change? And what if the same would happen to other animals? Heleen Peeters bundled her observations in the photo book 'Horse'.

From 16 March 2021 until 1 June 2023, a selection of her photos could be seen in the 'Antwerp à la carte' exhibition on the 5th floor. Because the story of horse meat is also about food and the city.

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