Exhibition, MoMA PS1, New York, US.
Highlighting works that merge figures with landscapes, Past Skin examines the state of the contemporary body in and beyond nature. In today’s technological environment, we can style, extend, and broadcast ourselves at will, projecting into digital realms that in turn shape us.
The six artists in the exhibition adopt the provocation: Why should our body end at the skin?, testing the growing porosity between our bodies and habitats in a contemporary world where virtuality is ubiquitous and surreality is increasingly normalised. As much as we exert influence on our bodies and surroundings, the technologies that enable this influence also influence us.