Supernatural

Sculptural Visions of the Body

Thanks to technological developments in biogenetics and artificial intelligence, humankind will increasingly be able to transform all living things, nature, animals, plants as well as the human body itself, with far-reaching consequences. The exhibition Supernatural. Sculptural Visions of the Body addresses the future of the body in the era of the Anthropocene. How will our bodies look like? Who or what are we going to be? What kind of environment will we live in?

The exhibition Supernatural offers a variety of possible answers explored by visionary contemporary artists like Isa Genzken, Sam Jinks or Anna Uddenberg. These not only exemplify the impact of the digital revolution and genetic engineering on “posthumans” and the environment but also illustrate how increasingly blurred the line between nature and culture has become. In turn, these technological innovations are also evermore changing the face and future of sculpture. 3D printing, robotics and synthetic biology have all shaped new artistic creation processes.

Four thematic areas – Human-technological-Metamorphoses, Hybrid Others, Post Nature and Artist 4.0 – encourage us to deal with questions of our time in a variety of ways by means of post-human sculpture.

Idea and Concept: Dr Nicole Fritz, curated by Dr Nicole Fritz and Maximilian Letze

Exhibition objects: ca. 30-35 sculptures
Exhibition space: ca. 500 sqm (adjustable in size)
Exhibition catalog: German/English

Exhibition venues:
Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany, October 10, 2020 – March 7, 2021

Anna Uddenberg, Savage 2, 2017
© Courtesy the artist and Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin

Sam Jinks, Doghead, 2008
© Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

Rainer Maria Matysik, 00042 umerus perrarus
© Courtesy the artist

Glaser/Kunz, Jonathan, 2009
© Courtesy the artist and Gagliardi Art Collection

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