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Post-humanist Desire: Visualizing Cyborgs and the Hybridized Body

Ming TURNER
IJCCI volume 1, issue 3, July 2014

The paper explores my recent curatorial project, Post-humanist Desire, an international exhibition staged at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, from November 2013 to January 2014. This project challenged the conventional methods of display, and introduced academic research as the curatorial consideration when identifying and selecting artists and their works. This exhibition was curated in response to the concepts of Post-humanism, which is a state somewhere between the human and the non-human, demonstrating a sense of uneasiness and uncertainty. The show deals with the discourse of androgyny and asexuality in contemporary society, and it also visualizes either an ‘organic’ hybridized body or a ‘nonorganic’ mechanized body.

 

Keywords: Post-humanism, Cyborg, Hybridized body, Contemporary art

 

Category: Glocal Perspective