Sculptural, photographic, and filmic works are presented in this immersive exhibition by the renowned Australian artist (b. 1965). Known for her hyper-realistic sculptures featuring distinctive-looking anthropomorphic animals, the presentation taps into our hopes and fears about the impact of science on humanity. Piccinini’s surreal and often grotesque works, which are rooted in historical art forms, explore various unexpected consequences of science, whether they are negative or positive. The exhibition raises important questions about the nature of history, progress, and technology, and ponders our collective ability to create real, caring relationships and live lovingly with each other.
Since the early 1990s, the artist has explored the human form and its capacity for manipulation and enhancement through bio-technological intervention, and her iconic anthropomorphic sculptures were shown at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003. With recent rapid advancements in technology such as AI becoming more prevalent in our lives, this exhibition is very relevant to our society today – it will both captivate you and make you think. Curious audiences are invited to ponder these works while thinking of how our relation to technology has progressed.