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Biennale Arte 2022  LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA        twitching of machineries that resemble the digestive
                                                              system of some animal.

                                                              A new video by posthumanist pioneer Lynn Hershman
                                                              Leeson celebrates the birth of artificial organisms, while
                                                              Korean artist Geumhyung Jeong plays with bodies that
         At the very end of the Corderie, after moving through a
         vast, diaphanous installation by Kapwani Kiwanga, the   have become completely robotic and can be reassembled
                                                              at whim.
         exhibition takes on colder, more artificial tones and the
         human figure becomes increasingly evanescent, replaced   Other works hover between obsolete technology and
         by animals and hybrid or robotic creatures.          mirage-like visions of the future. Zhenya Machneva’s
                                                              abandoned factories and decrepit industrial mechanisms
         Marguerite Humeau’s biomorphic sculptures resemble   seem brought back to life in the installations by Monira Al
         cryogenic beings, juxtaposed with Teresa Solar’s     Qadiri and Dora Budor, which whir and spin like bachelor
         monumental exoskeletons. Raphaela Vogel describes a   machines. Capping off this series of devices gone
         world where animals have won out over humans, while   haywire, a large installation by Barbara Kruger conceived
         Jes Fan’s sculptures use organic materials like melanin   specifically for the Corderie combines slogans, poetry,
         and breast milk to create a new kind of bacterial culture.   and word-objects in a crescendo of hypercommunication.
                                                              In contrast, Robert Grosvenor’s silent sculptures reveal
         Apocalyptic scenarios of cells run wild and nuclear   a world that seems devoid of all human presence.
         nightmares also turn up in drawings by Tatsuo Ikeda   And beyond this motionless universe grows Precious
         and in Mire Lee’s installations, agitated by the     Okoyomon’s vast entropic garden, swarming with new life.

         59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, The Milk of Dreams
         Photo by: Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy: La Biennale di Venezia

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