Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studio’s newest exhibition Stacks and Sleeves: A Posthuman Landscape opened today.
Stacks and Sleeves: A Posthuman Landscape is conceived by Gallery Lane Cove curator Rachael Kiang as a platform to engage artists working at the intersections of art, science and technology in critical reflections of the Posthuman condition. Taking inspiration from Richard K. Morgan’s Altered Carbon, the exhibition speculates a future beyond the confines of our physical and earthly limitations.
Works in the show present otherworldly experiences, alien landscapes, and ruminations on immortality achieved through genetic engineering. Also explored are connections between humanoid robotics and feminist aesthetics and the idea of the human body as replaceable sleeves.
For this exhibition, Gallery Lane Cove has partnered with Galerie pompom to deliver a two-venue platform to envision real and imagined futures arising from the human-digital entanglement.
Stacks and Sleeves foregrounds the importance and potential of collaboration between the arts and technology and our often silo-ed arts scenes. With technologies as a thematic and mode of presentation, audiences are persuaded to rethink technological impact in day-to-day experiences in work and play. In this regard, the art in the show and the partnership of lane cove and pompom take on a distinct symbolism.
George Adams, director of Galerie pompom is very excited to be co-curator with Rachael Kiang of Gallery Lane Cove. He explains “such curated exhibitions give us the opportunity to also work with other galleries, and for us to be involved with Gallery Lane Cove, a council funded gallery in a northern suburb of Sydney, which will expose these contemporary artists to a whole new audience.”
Stacks and Sleeves: A Posthuman Landscape features new and existing works by the following artists: Alex Munt and Justin Harvey, Ella Barclay, Tristan Chant, Elena Knox, David Greenhalgh, Harley Ives, Karolina Partyka and Svenja Kratz.
Gallery Lane Cove: 16 Oct – 9 Nov, Opening 16 Oct, 6-8pm
Galerie pompom: 30 Oct – 24 Nov, Opening 30 Oct, 6-8pm
Curators: Rachael Kiang and George Adams
Our cover photo is by Karolina Partyka. An Offering to the Gods of Iron (video still) 2018. Single channel video. Single channel audio. obelisk viewing chamber. Image courtesy of the artist.
Svenja Kratz. Divided (Together) #2, 2017. Clay, Resin, Enamel, Varnish, Canvass, LED lights.
Image courtesy of the artist.
Guided Exhibition Tour and Panel Discussion: Art and Mental Health in the Digital Age
$5 per person.
Guided tour of Stacks & Sleeves and Different Shades of Light followed by panel discussion: Art and Mental Health in the Digital Age with Dr Vanessa Bartlett (UNSW), Rachael Kiang (Gallery Lane Cove), Joe Lander (artist and Macquarie Univeristy CEH artist-in-residence) and a third guest panelist to be announced.
This program is developed with support from Lane Cove Council as part of both organisations’ Mental Health Month program. More Details Here
2 Nov Saturday – SUPER SATURDAY 11 am-5 pm : Lo Fi Sci-Fi Art Market
curated by Yvonne Le and Jennifer Brady
A Sci-Fi themed art market with zines, prints, original works, wearables, totes and more available for sale. All proceeds go to stallholders.
(SUPER SATURDAY: Extended Gallery Hours: till 5 hour)
7 November Thursday 5-7.30pm
Guided Exhibition Tour followed by Film Screening: Alita Battle Angel at Lane Cove Library
Celebrate Halloween in a Cyberpunk way! Come for short guided tour of the exhibition Stacks and Sleeves: A Posthuman Landscape at Gallery Lane Cove with drinks and light refreshments at 5pm, followed by film screening of the 2019 cyberpunk action film Alita Battle Angel at Lane Cove Library. A collaborative event brought to you by Lane Cove Library and Gallery Lane Cove.
9 Nov Saturday – Lane Cove Finnisage: Panel Discussion with Drinks
11am-12noon: Technology and Being Human: Posthumanism vs Transhumanism
Join artists Dr Alex Munt, Justin Harvey and co-founder of Transhumanism Australia Peter Xing on a discussion about the definiting aspects of Posthumanism and Transhumanism.
PUBLIC PROGRAM GALERIE POMPOM 14 November Thursday
Film Screening: Under the Skin (2014)
UTS Bon Marche Studio
UTS Building 3
755 Harris St, Ultimo NSW 2007
Arrive at 5pm for a 5.30pm start.
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Saturdays 10 am – 2.30 pm
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