Curated by Tom Levy and Tobias Ross-Southall, the exhibition, "Post Human IV," serves as a thought-provoking lens through which to scrutinize the contemporary discourse surrounding the 'Post-Human' paradigm. In this orchestrated display of artistic ingenuity, Levy and Ross-Southall undertake a multifaceted exploration of the nebulous terrain where human nature converges with the advances of applied science and technology.
"Post Human IV" deftly navigates the labyrinthine trajectory of the 'Post-Human' concept, demonstrating a penchant for juxtaposition. Levy and Ross-Southall's curatorial approach weaves together threads of erotica, mythology, religion, and projections into the future, inviting viewers to partake in a philosophical discourse that defies categorization. It is a daring interplay between the familiar and the uncanny, a choreography that refuses to be tethered to the mundane.
The collection on display, a compendium of works ranging from the prosaic to the fiercely enigmatic, underscores the depth and breadth of the 'Post-Human' spectrum. Tom Levy and Tobias Ross-Southall, as the stewards of this enigmatic journey, delve into their own interpretations of this theme alongside those of their contemporaries. The result is a cross-continental dialogue, encompassing the perspectives of 33 artists hailing from diverse cultural backgrounds, including Mexico City, Los Angeles, London, and New York.
"Post Human IV" emerges as an eloquent tribute to the dichotomy of existence. It traverses the terrain of quotidian life while delving headlong into the maelstrom of the extraordinary and the grotesque. It is an artistic endeavor that does not shy away from the shadowed contours of the human psyche, but rather revels in its complexities. The concept of 'Post-Human' transcends mere theoretical abstraction; here, it takes on a palpable, visceral quality that pierces through the veil of speculation.
Levy and Ross-Southall's curation serves as an illuminating meditation on the profound transformation of human-technological interplay. As the fourth installment in a global series curated by Tobias Ross-Southall, in collaboration with Tom Levy in New York, "Post Human IV" exemplifies art's capacity to engender contemplation, evoke visceral responses, and engage the viewer in a profound dialogue with the yet-uncharted territories of our collective imagination. This exhibition is an intricately woven tapestry, a harmonious symphony of human creativity intersecting with the inexorable march of technological innovation, a testament to the persistent allure of artistic expression in the face of our ever-evolving relationship with the 'Post-Human' epoch.
Closing Party Friday, August 25, 2023, 312 Broadway, Brooklyn
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