21c Museum Hotel / 221 2nd Ave. N. February 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Alice Pixley Young
As images of the post-industrial world transform into the bytes and pixels of the digital age, the sublime is becoming the supernatural. Invoking past and future in a critique of the present, the artworks in The SuperNatural document observed, current realities while referencing the aesthetic traditions of the 19th and 20th centuries. Influenced by Romanticism and Surrealism, science and commerce, these visions narrate how the dreams and detritus of the industrial era generated the promise and peril of the digital age, and explore the potential for adaptation to the visceral and virtual realities of the future.