Art is always giving back, at a particular moment, what technology is taking away. Dave Hickey
In the early 1990s’ Dave Hickey perceptively coined the term “subversive beauty” to describe the re-introduction of the power of aesthetic pleasure within art making. Each of the seven artists in Anatomical Attitudes, David Baskin, Diana Jensen, Jenny Laden, Joan Linder, Catarina Leitao, Leemour Pelli and Martin Wilner respond not only to today’s pressing concern with technology but also art’s seductive power to persuade through the attention to its visceral and tactile aspects. These artists, in their re-configuration of the human form, celebrate the quirky, imperfect, marginal, peripheral and everyday as an antidote to a quickly encroaching cyborg future. In a hyper-tech and media-saturated culture of celebrity perfection and products that claim to enhance our lives, the artists here are inventive with their use of materials and turn to traditional processes and mark-making systems to register their resistance.
Curated by Robin Reisenfeld and organized by Elizabeth Heskin.