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Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art

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superHUMAN
Curated by: David Hawkins, JORGE ROJAS
591 Broad Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102


September 6th, 2012 - December 22nd, 2012
 
The Great White Way , William Pope.LWilliam Pope.L, The Great White Way ,
2001, video, edition of 5 plus1 AP, 6:35 minute
© Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.
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superHUMAN features 14 artists who pull freely from speculative models, working in various media to shape modern hybrid styles. Combining the mythical and fantastic, these artists compel us to look beyond contemporary notions of race, gender, sexuality, cultural rituals, and even art itself. Like the half-human subjects that have inspired them, these new speculative art forms may well point the way to the future of art and culture. They resist easy categories, thwart the boundaries between high and low, and present a new vision of a shared superhuman experience. 

Speculative art has taken a number of shapes, from classic Greek myths to graphic novels, from sci-fi literature to film. The fantastic qualities of this work have made it extraordinarily popular among audiences, but it also has provided artists with an important means for exploring serious cultural issues. 


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