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Revista de Ciencias Humanísticas y Sociales (ReHuSo)

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MARTIN, Nadia. Post human (1992-1993): New social imaginaries of the body among art, science and technology. ReHuSo [online]. 2021, vol.6, n.2, pp.1-19.  Epub Aug 01, 2021. ISSN 2550-6587.

Abstract This work addresses the Post Human exhibition curated by Jeffrey Deitch, which traveled through Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Germany and the State of Israel between 1992 and 1993. It constitutes the antecedent that formally opens the debate about the posthuman body on the international circuit of contemporary art. The analysis is mainly interested in tracing in it the new social imaginaries of the body that emerged at the time and -in relation to them- the position granted to art and artists in the role of shaping (through a artistic "new figuration") to a new way of thinking and feeling these transformations. Likewise, the role that the curator assigns to the mediatic-scientific-technological innovations with respect to the changes of their time (a relationship of determination of the transformations of the experience of the self, the body and the modes of interaction, explored at the conceptual level in the works) is problematized; as well as the concept of “post-human” that the exhibition organizes and prescribes (linked to the establishment of a transhumanist canon of the body in its relationship with science and technology, in contemporary art).

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