An exhibition that explores extreme body modifications – from the grotesque to the beautiful – is coming to The Lowry in Salford.
Opening to the public on Saturday, 9 November, The State of Us will feature a collection of work by ten international artists and run until Sunday, 25 February (2020).
These contemporary artists have experimented with the body and technology to transform, manipulate, reinvent or reshape how we see and understand ourselves.
The exhibition will question if technological intervention has out-paced natural order and examine if humans are engineering evolution.
The exhibition features artists from Belgium, Canada, Germany, Philippines, Russia, UK and USA .
Lucy Dusgate, curator of the exhibition for The Lowry, said: “Mary Shelley wrote in Frankenstein that the human body was a ‘workshop of filthy creation’ – and never has that statement been so accurate. Technology has enabled us to imagine the distance between truth and fantasy. It’s a fascinating topic and one we think our visitors will enjoy exploring.”
The State of Us is the latest contemporary art exhibition at The Lowry and forms part of their commitment to presenting the best experimental art to audiences.
The State of Us
Sat 9 November 2019– Sun 25 February 2020
The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
Sun-Fri, 11am-5pm. Sat, 10am-5pm.
Admission: Free. Donations welcome.