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Future Bodies from a Recent Past—Sculpture, Technology, and the Body since the 1950s


“Future Bodies from a Recent Past” brings to life a hitherto little-noticed phenomenon in art and sculpture in particular: the reciprocal interpenetration of bodies and technology. With more than 100 works and several large-scale installations by about 60 artists—primarily from Europe, the USA and Japan—the exhibition and catalogue focus on the major technological changes since World War II and examine their influence on our notions of bodies. With contributions on topics such as the significance of changing production technologies, materialities, and concepts of the body, but also interdisciplinary considerations of body-technology relations, a multi-perspective history of contemporary sculpture will be outlined.

Key data

  • Edited byPatrizia Dander
  • With contributions fromLouis Chude-Sokei, Patrizia Dander, Alex Kitnick, Franziska Linhardt, Megan R. Luke, Jenny Nachtigall
  • PublisherDeutscher Kunstverlag
  • Format29,6 x 22,6 cm
  • Book format240 Pages | 200 Illustrations
  • DesignMarwan Kaabour
  • LanguageGerman & English
  • ISBN-No.978-3-422-99024-1
  • Price44,00 € (at the Museum)