Poster, "Artificial Nature Exhibition Poster for The Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece", 1990 Offset lithograph on white wove paper. Gift of Ken Friedman. 1997-19-432.
What is this?
Recto: Photographic color reproduction of a beach with a floating waste transporter with yellow floatation tanks, at right. Above center in yellow block text "Artificial" and in white block letters in black "Nature". Below, across lower portion of the sheet imprinted in white, the date and place of the exhibition and a list of the participating artists. Verso: Eight color photographic reproductions with short phrases of different sizes superimposed which creats a caption in juxtaposition to the images. The images/ captions are: a woman's face with a test tube/"culture"; muscle man ini water/"artificial intellegence" "packaged";computer simulation of a seated infant/ "genetic engineering", "hyperhuman"; a nude male in a landscape/"post-natural nature", "fantasy"; Elvis Presley waterskiing/"surrealized", "virtual reality"; a woman in a sauna/"geometric abstraction", "plasticized"; robotic arm/"biotechnology","self improvement", an abnormally shaped child's head/"waste products", "mutations", "end."