Zach Blas, Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 featuring Cassils, 2018. In opdracht van Gasworks, Art in General and MU. Met dank aan de kunstenaar.
Navine G. Khan-Dossos, There Is No Alternative, 2014. Foto: Dan Weill.
Laure Prouvost, AM-BIG-YOU-US-LEGSICON, 2019. Met dank aan Diogo Passarinho Studio. Foto: M HKA

Positions #6

With Laure Prouvost • Tarek Atoui • Zach Blas • Navine Khan Dossos • Ajla R. Steinvag
27/06/2020 - 20/09/2020

A fresh perspective on the art scene in the Netherlands

Curator(s): Nick Aikens, Evelien Scheltinga

In the series Positions, the Van Abbemuseum presents the sixth and final exhibition, this time revolving around the central theme ‘The Technological Body’. In keeping with previous editions of Positions, this edition will again take place in the form of solo exhibitions of artists with very diverse work, that engage in a certain dialogue due to their joint presentation.

New technology raises new questions

How will humans evolve physically as more and more becomes possible through biotechnology? What consequences will this have for our sense of identity, based on gender, race or class? Will artificial intelligence and genetic manipulation pose a threat to us or offer us new opportunities?

Five artists responding

In Positions #6, five artists reflect on the rapid technological development that we encounter in our lives today. Artists Laure Prouvost, Tarek Atoui, Zach Blas, Navine Khan Dossos and Ajla R. Steinvag will each explore or respond to these types of questions in their own way.

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 "Ideally these words would pause everything now." – Laure Prouvost

"Get off the internet!" – Zach Blas

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