The concept of transcorporeality (Stacy Alaimo) builds on the thesis that all bodies are permeable, open-ended systems in constant exchange with their environment and other biological, technological, economic, and sociopolitical realities.
Part of the ‘Here and Now’ exhibition series, ‘Transcorporealities’ critically examines the permeability of bodies – including the museum – at the interfaces between subject, object, and space.
It focuses on urgent (institutional) questions of visibility and accessibility as well as the possibilities and limits of representation: What is inscribed and attributed to bodies? Who is looking at whom? What is meant when we say “we” and “they”?
With works by Jesse Darling, Flaka Haliti, Trajal Harrell, Paul Maheke, Nick Mauss, Park McArthur, Oscar Murillo, and Sondra Perry.
Published after the exhibition at Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 21 September 2019 – 19 January 2020.
English and German text.