Beneath the Skin, Between the Machines

Beneath the Skin, Between the Machines

Venue:
HOW Art Museum
2277 Zuchongzhi Road Pudong Shanghai
Date:
7/1/2022 - 8/30/2022


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Beneath the Skin, Between the Machines

Beneath the Skin, Between the Machines

7/1/2022 - 8/30/2022
HOW Art Museum
2277 Zuchongzhi Road Pudong Shanghai
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Event details

 


1F/Beneath the Skin, Between the Machines

Exhibition Period: 15 Jan 2022 - 30 Aug 2022
Venue: Hao Art Museum (Shanghai)


The Hao Art Museum is pleased to announce the presentation of the exhibition "Under the Skin, Between the Machines" on 15 January 2022.

"Man is only human on its surface; remove the skin and man becomes a machine in an instant." When Paul Valéry wrote these words 100 years ago, it may not have been entirely certain that today's human being, a biological organism, is, in a highly informative space-time, deeply integrated into the machine, or, as Marx predicted, becomes "a conscious connection" [Karl Marx, "Machine Ramblings", Outline of a Critique of Political Economy]. Although today machines not only take material form, but also take on the form of data, algorithms, codes and other things that can be manipulated, calculated and thought about, the relationship between man and machine has been entwined in the imagination, the vision and the fear of the past, the present and the future since the conception of the robot.

Machines are, in a way, a projection of humans onto themselves, and humans apply ideas of slavery and freedom to this new relationship - a relationship with machines that replace humans as technological individuals or instrumental vehicles. Contrary to (or arguably similar to) the 'embodiment' of the machine, the human or organic being is becoming de-corporealised. At the same time, the social system created by human beings never stops absorbing new technologies, and in the process of trial and error, the so-called "new" technologies are absorbed by the system in their differences and contingencies, so that "every accident, every impulse, every mistake (for the system) is productive " [Niklas Luhmann, Social Systems], becomes predictable and calculable. Under this system, differences are confused and erased, but different fields become isolated and incommunicable from each other due to the complexity of expertise.

Because of this, technology is today highly centralised, homogenised and more sophisticated, getting deeper under everyone's skin without being truly knowable, palpable or thinkable. In this context, as an art institution located in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, one of the most important technology parks in China, Hao Art Museum hopes to provide an open rather than a closed space through the exhibition "Under the Skin, Between the Machines", inviting the public to enter it Asking questions together: How do we touch machines? How do machines think about us? Where should we place our practice in relation to machines? From these questions, the exhibition presents the work of artists Revito Cohen and Tul van Baalen, Simon Denny, Harun Farocki, Nicholas Lamas, Lynne Hershman-Lisson, Lu Yang, Lin Boyan, David O'Reilly, Paqui Hardware, Jon Rafman, Hector Steyer, Governance and Jung Kim Hyung, in conjunction with a "forum installation" that continues to develop over the course of the exhibition. The "Forum Installation", specially created by the architectural firm Fabric | ch for the exhibition, is an attempt to connect workers and participants from different fields in a close exchange, triggering a dialogue and questioning of differences.

The exhibition will run until 30 August 2022

 

About Hao Art Museum (Shanghai)

Hao Art Museum (Shanghai) is a new cultural institution with contemporary art collection, exhibition, research and education functions. Located in Pudong, Shanghai, it has three floors of exhibition and event space with a total area of approximately 7,000 square metres. The museum is open from Tuesday to Friday from 12 noon to 8.30pm, and on weekends and holidays from 10am to 8.30pm, and is closed on Mondays.

Notice

Exhibition:

1F/Beneath the Skin, Between the Machines

2F/Joseph Beuys & Beuys Zhang Yu: Press and Trigger

Opening time:

Open from Tuesday to Friday from 12:00-20:30
(no entry after 20:00)

Weekends and holidays are open from 10:00-20:30
(no entry after 20:00)

Closed every Monday

Pricing:

*Day ticket

Day ticket viewing time: Tuesday to Friday 12:00-20:30, weekends and holidays 10:00-20:30

[Full price day pass]:¥70/pp (exhibition on the 1st&2nd floors)

Tips

  1. How Art Museum will resume night operations from June 18, 2021, and will be closed on Mondays
  2. How Art Museum reserves the right to adjust exhibition hall opening hours and event arrangements
  3. Children under 1.2 meters are free of charge. Elderly people over 75 years old and people with disabilities are exempt with valid certificates (valid certificates must be presented at the front desk of How Art Museum); full-time undergraduate students or under and seniors over 65 years old can purchase discounted tickets and must be valid Purchase the certificate at the front desk of How Art Museum
  4. Please keep the tickets properly. After entering the museum, please keep the tickets for inspection and other use
  5. Once the ticket is sold, it will not be refunded, and it is valid for one entry during the exhibition period
  6. It is forbidden to bring food, water, drinks, lighters, strollers, and tripods into the venue
  7. Large backpacks and backpacks need to be stored
  8. Video and audio recording are not allowed without permission, and the use of strong flashes is prohibited for photography

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Beneath the Skin, Between the Machines

Venue:
HOW Art Museum
2277 Zuchongzhi Road Pudong Shanghai
Date:
7/1/2022 - 8/30/2022


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