The Assembled Human
A century of art exploring the ambivalent relationship between humans and machines
Published by Kerber.
Text by Sabine Breitwieser, Maren Butte, Nadine Engel, Anna Fricke, Antje Krause-Wahl, Olaf Möller, Bernd Stiegler, Lena Trüper, Nissar Ulama.
From the age of the conveyor belt to today’s digital revolution, The Assembled Human explores human beings as hybrid creatures merging with the technology they have created. This cultural-historical survey encompasses key works of painting and graphic design, early experiments in photography, installation and film, along with recent works of post-internet art.
Artists include: Gerd Arntz, Otto Neurath, Ed Atkins, Giacomo Balla, Thomas Bayrle, Umberto Boccioni, John Cage, Helen Chadwick, Bruce Conner, Marcel Duchamp, Charles & Ray Eames, Öyvind Fahlström, Harun Farocki, Richard Hamilton, Barbara Hammer, John Heartfield, Lynn Hershman-Leeson, Eva Hesse, Gary Hill, Rebecca Horn, Fritz Kahn, Alexander Kluge, Kiki Kogelnik, Maria Lassnig, Mark Leckey, Fernand Léger, El Lissitzky, Hilary Lloyd, Goshka Macuga, René Magritte, Man Ray, Etienne-Jules Marey, Caroline Mesquita, László Moholy-Nagy, Eadweard Muybridge, Orlan, Tony Oursler, Trevor Paglen, Nam June Paik, Eduardo Paolozzi, Antoine Pevsner, Seth Price, Jon Rafman, Robert Rauschenberg, Thomas Ruff, Walter Ruttmann, Xanti Schawinsky, Oskar Schlemmer, Avery Singer, Stelarc, Thayaht, Paul Thek, Jean Tinguely and George Widener.