Unstable Presence
On view through January 26, 2020
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MARCO)
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

“Unstable Presence” is an exhibition that highlights the material and sculptural dimensions of the work of artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer over the last eighteen years.

Lozano-Hemmer’s works offer a nuanced view of the emancipatory rhetoric of participation and digital media aesthetics, reminding us of technology’s complex and often problematic involvement in broader social, economic and political contexts. The artist starts from the understanding that technology is not an instrument or tool, but an inevitable form of determination of subjectivity and sociability. His work seeks to activate relationships between machine, environment and perception, trough a play with the senses in order to show the way in which technology, body, and political body are inseparable.

Image credits: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Pulse Spiral, 2008. Installation view at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, 2019.