Supernatural
Sculptural Visions of the Body

Editor(s)

Nicole Fritz, Kunsthalle Tübingen; Maximilian Letze, Institut für Kulturaustausch

Author(s)

Nicole Fritz, Manuela Lenzen, Holger Volland

Design

Andy Schmidt

Cover

Softcover with flaps

Size

21,5 x 27 cm

Pages

144

Illustrations

60

Language(s)

German, English

ISBN

978-3-947563-99-9

The future of human corporeality in the Anthropocene era

Given the technological development in biogenetics, humans will be able to make existential modifications to all living things, Nature, the animal world and human likenesses in future. What will bodies of the future look like? Who or what will we be? Supernatural offers us some answers in its hyperrealistic and realistic sculptures. These visionary works not only exemplify the impact of the digital revolution and genetic engineering on “posthumans” and the environment, but also illustrate, including in their own hybrid creations, how increasingly blurred the line between nature and culture is now becoming. Technological innovations are also having more and more effects on trends in the latest hyperrealistic sculptures. In using 3D printing to perfect their creation processes and pushing sculptural boundaries to encompass robotics and synthetic biology, artists are opening the door to new design possibilities in artefact, biology and technology for themselves as well.

The book presents works by Anne Carnein, Isa Genzken, Glaser/Kunz, Thomas Grünfeld, Sam Jinks, Josh Kline, Krištof Kintera, Reiner Maria Matysik, Alex May and Anna Dumitriu, Fabien Mérelle, Patricia Piccinini amongst others.

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