PRE-POP TO POST-HUMAN: COLLAGE IN THE DIGITAL AGE

A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London Sat 23rd May – Sun 21st June 2015

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Marie Angeletti, Similar Positions, 2013, Courtesy the artist and Hayward Touring, Southbank Centre ©the artist 2015

 

A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London


Sat 23rd May – Sun 21st June 2015

Thursdays – Sundays 11.00am – 4.00pm and by appointment
admission is free

Pre-Pop to Post-Human: Collage in the Digital Age invites fifteen artists to make prints that take on board the ideas behind Eduardo Paolozzi’s BUNK portfolio.

The artists selected are:
Pio Abad, Marie Angeletti, Helen Carmel Benigson, Gabriele Beveridge, Steve Bishop, Bryan Dooley, Adham Faramawy, Anthea Hamilton, Nicholas Hatfull, Eloise Hawser, Jack Lavender, Harry Meadows, Berry Patten, Peles Empire and Samara Scott.

Thirty-seven new commissions are shown alongside some of Paolozzi’s BUNK prints from 1972 featuring images of scientific advancements, planes, motorcars and ammunition merged with food, art and seductive human forms, foreshadowing the fusion of technology and life.

Each artist in Pre-Pop to Post-Human draws on imagery from popular culture to create works reflecting on ways in which our bodies respond to technology, and on our social lives within this new cosmology. Some offer up new, surrealistic landscapes, fusing popular icons or images into entirely new vistas, while others use familiar iconography from video games, high street advertising slogans and popular magazines.