New Romance: Art and the Posthuman Exhibition at MCA

  • Thu Jun 30 2016
  • Family
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A new exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)New Romance: art and the posthuman will be showing from 30 June to 4 September 2016.

This exhibition brings together artists from Australia and Korea whose works encourage us to ask what it means to be human today, and what it might mean in the future. Drawing inspiration from science fiction, robotics, biotechnology, consumer products and social media, they offer experiences that raise questions around the idea of the posthuman; a concept that signals new understandings of humanity and a breakdown of boundaries between what we think of as natural and artificial.

The artists employ an eclectic array of technologies in their works. These technologies range from the highly specialised to the mass-produced and are used to create everything from crossbred cacti and LED books to dancing robots and a pneumatically powered blender designed to mix human biomaterials. The thread linking these diverse artworks is an exploration of new kinds of encounters, not only among technologically connected humans but also between so-called ‘intelligent’ objects, plants, animals and all manner of hybrid entities.

Where:       MCA, Level 1
When:        30 June – 4 September 2016
Cost:           FREE with museum entry

NEW to MCA: Bella Extension – A FREE access program to support inclusive learning for students and families.

Bella Extension is offered as a free supplement to any Artist Educator led school program or Kids and Families event. The aim of Bella Extension is to offer seamless support for inclusive class excursions and families with access needs participating in drop-in and booked family programs. Additional Bella trained Artist Educators are allocated upon request of a Bella Extension, providing individually tailored support for children and young people with learning and support needs within an inclusive whole class experience or Kids and Families event.

All Artist Educator led school programs and the entire suite of Kids and Families programs are eligible for a Bella Extension. Advance bookings are essential and the program is subject to availability.

Kids & Families: Bella Extensions are available for all booked and drop-in Kids & Families programs. Please contact [email protected] to make a request.

For more information, visit the website.

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