HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig: Transcorporealities
The concept of transcorporeality (Stacy Alaimo) builds on the thesis that all bodies are permeable, open-ended systems in constant exchange with their environment and other biological, technological, economic, and sociopolitical realities. With works by Jesse Darling, Flaka Haliti, Trajal Harrell, Paul Maheke, Nick Mauss, Park McArthur, Oscar Murillo, and Sondra Perry, Transcorporealities critically examines the permeability of bodies—including the museum—at the interfaces between subject, object, and space. It focuses on urgent (institutional) questions of visibility and accessibility as well as the possibilities and limits of representation: What is inscribed and attributed to bodies? Who is looking at whom? What is meant when we say “we” and “they”?
„HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig: Transcorporealities“, exhibition catalogue. Museum Ludwig, Cologne 2019/2020, ed. Leonie Radine, with contributions by Stacy Alaimo, Park McArthur, Leonie Radine and Nora Sternfeld and a foreword by Yilmaz Dziewior, 236 pages, museum price: 25 euros; retail price: 29,80 euros, texts in German and English, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Cologne 2020