Ausstellungsrundgang «Virtual Beauty» am 21.07.2024 fällt aus (˚ ˃̣̣̥⌓˂̣̣̥ ) (◕‿◕) Wed & Fri: 12-6pm; Thu: 12-8pm; Sat & Sun: 12-5pm (ᵔ◡ᵔ) Effective immediately: New opening hours („• ᴗ •„)
Ausstellungsrundgang «Virtual Beauty» am 21.07.2024 fällt aus (˚ ˃̣̣̥⌓˂̣̣̥ ) ⸜(*ˊᗜˋ*)⸝ Wed & Fri: 12-6pm; Thu: 12-8pm; Sat & Sun: 12-5pm (*´︶`*) Effective immediately: New opening hours ( ´ ꒳ ` )
Exhibition
08.06.18.08.2024

The international group exhibition Virtual Beauty sheds light on how new technologies and our increasingly digital lives are challenging traditional notions of identity and reshaping our understanding of beauty. Using installations, photography, digital art, and film, the works in this exhibition examine the frequently overlooked consequences of technological progress on our physical and virtual bodies.

Today, technology allows us to be more self-aware and calculated in the way we present ourselves publicly than ever before. A new generation now comes of age who have never lived in a world where the idea of digital self-staging has not been a facet of their everyday lives. Questions of beauty are inherent to the proliferation of portable devices and screens on which people look at themselves and share these curated identities with the world.

From social media filters and dating apps to artificial intelligence to biometrics, the exhibition Virtual Beauty exami-nes the impact of the latest digital technologies on the definition of beauty and how they radically transform our notions of gender, sexuality, race, and identity. Wandering between the virtual and physical, the artists presented in this exhibition question what beauty is today, inviting us to reconsider the very definition of human identity in the post-internet era.

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Artists: Ines Alpha, Angelfire, Arvida Byström, GERIKO & Juno Calypso, Filip Ćustić, Harriet Davey, Anan Fries, Maria Guta, Frederik Heyman, Andrew Thomas Huang & James Merry, Hyphen-Labs, Keiken, Bunny Kinney, Lil Miquela, Aleksander Nærbø, ORLAN, Daniel Sannwald & Beauty_GAN, Simon Senn, Michael Wallinger, Ben Cullen Williams.
Curators: Gonzalo Herrero Delicado, Bunny Kinney, Mathilde Friis, Marlene Wenger
Virtual Beauty, 2024, Installation view, Photo: Franz Wamhof
Virtual Beauty, 2024, Installation view, Photo: Franz Wamhof
Virtual Beauty, 2024, Installation view, Photo: Franz Wamhof
Virtual Beauty, 2024, Installation view, Photo: Franz Wamhof
In cooperation: The exhibition design for Virtual Beauty was created in cooperation with the ICDP Masterstudio Design/Studio Scenography of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW together with Prof. Andreas Wenger, Marcial Koch, Adelina Malekova, Jimena Martel Bidegain, Connor Muething, Renê Salazar David.