SCULPTURAL VISIONS OF THE BODY
10-10-2020 - 07-03-2021
Following the exhibition ALMOST LIVE, which presented hyper-realistic sculptures extending up as far as the turn of the millennium by the pioneer- generation, the exhibition SUPERNATURAL asks about the future of corporeality in the Anthropocene.
Given the technological developments in biogenetics, man will be in a position in the future to existentially alter everything living, nature, the animal world and the images of man. What will bodies look like in the future? Who or what will we be? In what kind of environment will we live? The exhibition SUPERNATURAL presents responses from the realm of hyper-realistic and realistic sculpture.
The forward-looking works not only reflect impacts of the digital revolution and genetic technology on “post-human” man and the environment, they also illustrate by means of hybrid creations that in our day the borderlines between nature and culture have become fluid. Increasingly, technical innovations also play a role in the development of the latest hyper-realistic sculptures.
When the artists perfect their production processes using 3D printing and extend the sculptural limits in the direction of robotics and synthetic biology, for them too, new design possibilities open up that are located somewhere between artefact, biology and technology.
Concept: Nicole Fritz
Curators: Nicole Fritz and Maximilian Letze
We make it happen
27-06-2020 - 20-09-2020
DANIEL KNORR (1968 Bucharest) is regarded as one of the most innovative concept artists of his generation. In the past, the site-specific installations of this artist, who took part in both the Venice Biennales and documenta exhibitions, caused quite a stir. On the occasion of documenta 14, for example, he had white smoke billow up into the Kassel sky from the chimney of the Zwehrenturm, and at the 2005 Venice Biennale the “empty” pavilion by means of which he represented his native country Romania unleashed a political debate.
Today the artist lives in Berlin and Hong Kong. In addition to projects in the public domain, since the 1990s he has created a multifaceted oeuvre embracing not only photography, but also installation-sculptural works, performances and participatory action art. As an overall view of Daniel Knorr’s oeuvre has so far been lacking, despite his individual works being on show in exhibitions, art fairs and the public realm over the past decades, the Kunsthalle Tübingen is now providing an overview with a particular focus on the artist’s most recent work groups.
Curator: Nicole Fritz
An extensive monograph will be published to accompany the exhibition with essays by Nicole Fritz, Frank-Thorsten Moll, Adam Szymczyk and Li Zhenhua
With the generous support of