colorful pigeons amongst a flock of grey at the venice biennale
aug 29, 2012
colorful pigeons amongst a flock of grey at the venice biennale

‘some pigeons are more equal than others’ by julian charriere + julius von bismarck



accents of colored pigeons permeate swarms of grey as part of the project ‘some pigeons are more equal than others’ by
berlin-based artists julian charriere and julius von bismarck during the 2012 venice biennale. the duo have collaborated to dye the
birds in an effort to change people’s perception of them being considered the ‘rats of the sky’.
without harming the feathered critters, charriere and bismarck spray-painted them with a specially created booth, 
where they believe the creatures will become less offensive, and in turn, more accepted by those traveling the venetian piazzas.



the project is in an effort to change people’s perception of the birds being considered the ‘rats of the sky’



the pigeons accent st. mark’s square in venice



















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