The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) presents "New Romance: art and the posthuman," an exhibition that brings together 18 artists from Australia and Korea whose works encourage us to ask what it means to be human today, and what it might mean in the future.
Drawing inspiration from science fiction, robotics, biotechnology, consumer products and social media, the artists offer experiences that raise questions around the idea of the posthuman; a concept that signals new understandings of humanity and a breakdown of boundaries between what we think of as natural and artificial.
Artists featured in the exhibition include Rebecca Baumann, Ian Burns, Hayden Fowler, Siyon Jin, Airan Kang, Sanghyun Lee, Soyo Lee, Wade Marynowsky, Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho, Patricia Piccinini & Peter Hennessey, Kibong Rhee, Justin Shoulder, Giselle Stanborough, Stelarc & Nina Sellars and Wonbin Yang.
Listen to the curator, Anna Davis, speak on the artists in the show:
Curator, Anna Davis, speaks on how "New Romance" came to be:
"New Romance: art and the posthuman" is one view at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, through September 4th.
All images courtesy of the MCA.
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