Exhibition

Past Skin

9 Apr 2017 – 10 Sep 2017

Regular opening hours

Monday
14:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
14:00 – 18:00
Friday
14:00 – 18:00
Saturday
14:00 – 18:00
Sunday
14:00 – 18:00

MoMA PS1

New York
New York, United States

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  • Take the Q67 to Jackson and 46th Aves. Take the B62 to 46th Ave
  • Train - E, M, G and 7

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In today’s technological environment, we can style, extend, and broadcast ourselves at will, projecting into digital realms that in turn shape us.

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The six artists in Past Skin—Cui Jie, Jordan Kasey, Hannah Levy, Abigail Lucien, Jillian Mayer, MSHR, and Madelon Vriesendorp—take up science historian and cyber-feminist Donna Haraway’s provocation, “Why should our body end at the skin?,” testing the diminishing boundaries between our bodies and a world in which virtuality is ubiquitous and surreality is increasingly normalized. As much as we exert influence on our bodies and surroundings, the technologies that enable this influence also influence us. No longer simply “users” of technology, we become players renegotiating the stakes of our world, engineering natural and synthetic environments to fulfill social imperatives and emotional needs. Featuring 20 works across a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawing, sound, video, and virtual reality, Past Skin highlights art that merges figures with landscapes to examine the state of the contemporary body in and beyond nature.

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