More Than Human

The exhibition, curated by Stefanie Hessler, invites viewers to explore works that question artificial intelligence.


Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster OPERA (QM.15), 2016 Video installation, color, sound 8 min 30 sec Dimensions variable Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection Photo: Andrea Rossetti, 2016
From September 25, 2019 until December 1, 2019
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary has today announced its programme of public events to accompany the exhibition “More-Than-Humans” at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, opening on 25 September 2019. The programme, aimed at attracting new audiences, and engaging with the emerging contemporary art scene in Madrid. It ranges widely from an Artists’ Conference, to a workshop on arachnophilia and spider web mapping.
Presented by Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21), “More-Than-Humans” is an exhibition of seminal works by leading international artistsDominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tomás Saraceno which focuses on otherworldly intelligences that surpass human understanding. The exhibition, curated by Stefanie Hessler, invites viewers to explore works that question artificial intelligence, the collective minds of animals, and the power and attraction of the unknown. This is the third collaboration between the two institutions as part of an ongoing series of contemporary art exhibitions at the museum.
© Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2018
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster OPERA (QM.15), 2016 Video installation, color, sound 8 min 30 sec Dimensions variable Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection Photo: Andrea Rossetti, 2016
Tomás Saraceno How to entangle the universe in a spider web? (Gravitational semi-social semi-social solitary Choreography ζ Cet built by: an ensemble of Cyrtophora citricola - four weeks, a duet of Cyrtophora citricola juvenile - one week and a solo Nephila edulis - one week), 2018 Spidersilk, carbon fiber, laser 90 x 90 x 90 cm, overall dimensions variable Photo: Courtesy the artist | Tanya BonakdarGallery, New York / Los Angeles
Tomás Saraceno Living at the Bottom of the Ocean of Air (Underwater Spider), 2013 Single-channel video, b/w, stereo sound 9 min 10 sec Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection Video still: Courtesy the artist