Virtual Body

The human being in digital art

March 12 – April 17 2016

The exhibition project “Virtual Body” takes up an omnipresent topic of our contemporary culture:The reciprocity between self-perception and the representation of the human body in the Internet Age. “Virtual Body”, to be seen from 12th March until 17th April 2016 at NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, is devoted to a new digital form language with nine national and international artists and negotiates the relation of the virtual body to its natural counterpoint: the human being created by nature.

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The international exhibition project traces an arc from American pioneers of net art like the US artist Mark Napier, to Second Life Performer Gazira Babeli and the young artist duo Giulia Bowinkel & Friedemann Banz from Germany, to the Canadian artist Lorna Mills who received world-wide recognition for her GIF animations. Additional artists are Vuk Cosic, Laurence Gartel, Jessica Lichtenstein, Lorna Mills and Huang Siying.

“VIRTUAL BODY: The human being in digital art” is curated byWolf Lieser, DAM Gallery, Berlin, and the art consultancy company ARTGATE Consulting, Düsseldorf, Leoni Spiekermann, in cooperation with NRW-Forum Düsseldorf.