Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands | Website
Curators: Nick Aikens, Charles Esche, Diana Franssen, Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide, Evelien Scheltinga (producer)
In this sixth and final exhibition of the series Positions, five more promising artists get the opportunity to exhibit new and existing work in the museum’s Old Building. Varying in terms of their geographical origins and forms of expression, each of these artists relates to the human body in their own way.
THE ARTIST AND THE BODY
Rather than regard the body as a natural entity, these artists consider it as a result of the culture in which it exists. They tackle questions such as the ‘engineerability’ of the body, (mis)communication, vulnerability and the effects of technological developments on the individual and on society. From the humorous and hallucinatory to the clinical and revelatory, the work of these artists invites the viewer to broaden their perspective of the human body through new experiences.