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"Future Species: An Exhibition in Association with the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art"
2003-06-21 until 2003-08-10
d.u.m.b.o. arts center
USA United States of America
‘Future Species’ is a spirited speculation on how the human physical form
may appear several steps ahead in the evolutionary process. Given our
increasingly intimate relationship with technology – a relationship
characterized by accelerating developments in biotechnology including
genetic and surgical modification, our exposure to radiation, and the
control exercised by the pharmaceutical industry over our food supply - it
seems clear that for our species to survive, it will find it necessary to
take on radically different physical characteristics. Artists include Jubal Brown, Matthew Callinan, Istvan Cantor, Eduardo Cervantes, Karma
Clark-Davis, Fred Fleisher, Michelle Handelman, David Krepfle, Medrie
MacPhee, and Brad Phillips.
While there is fierce debate surrounding the social, political cultural and
ethical implications of the human relationship to technology, ‘Future
Species’ is undaunted in its embrace of both uncertainty and inevitability.
It examines what the body of the future may look like, and the conclusions
aren’t always pretty.
Irreverent, witty, grotesque, bleak, futuristic and surrealistic, the work
in ‘Future Species’ reflects the bold imaginings of artists who dare to
speculate. ‘Future Species’ is a multimedia, post-figurative exhibition that
optimistically celebrates human survival, in whatever shape, into the future
‘Future Species’ includes emerging and established artists from Brooklyn,
Manhattan and Toronto, and is supported in part by Toronto Culture.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs. Sponsored by Harvey S. Shipley Miller, The
Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Peter Norton Family Foundation,
The Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., David and Jane Walentas, The
Independence Community Foundation and The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation
for the Arts, Inc. This organization has received funding from the 2003
JPMorgan Chase Regrant Program, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council,
from White Columns, Jan. 2003