A Perfect Human: Curated by Milena Hoegsberg & Megha Ralapati
Jan. 31, 2009 - Feb. 28, 2009
Opening reception Jan. 31, 2009, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
"A Perfect Human," includes the works of seven artists working in video, sculpture, sound and film. The artists are Zhao Bandi, Martin Basher, Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson, Joergen Leth, Patrick McElnea and Sreshta Premnath.
Curated by Milena Hoegsberg and Megha Ralapati, "A Perfect Human" aims to explore notions of perfection and the ideals and the cultural systems and symbols that reinforce them. In a variety of ways the works question how we stage, package, and present ourselves, and how we communicate and connect with each other and the world.
The image above is of Sreshta Premnath's "Green Screen," 2008, chroma key green backdrop paper, backdrop stand, 60 x 84 x 88 inches. Photograph courtesy the artist.
Jorgen Leth, The Perfect Human, 1967, 14 minute continuous loop, film transferred to video
Installation View: Sreshta Premnath, Green Screen, 2008 (L) and Martin Basher, The Hard Work of Simple Living, 2008 (R)
Melissa Dubbin & Aaron Davidson, Making a Record (Diamond) (detail), 2009, Album cover and lacquer disc with audio cut by diamond
Installation view: Zhao Bandi, Bandi's 2008, 2005, video
Patrick Mcelnea, video still from Living Room, 2008