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THE LIMITS OF HUMANITY

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A HYBRID EXHIBITION THAT QUESTIONS EVERY FACET OF HUMAN IDENTITY

Exhibition Overview

THE LIMITS OF HUMANITY

Exhibition Type
Civilisations, Contemporary Art, Science and Technology
Area Size
500 to 1000 sqm
Designed For
Museums and Galleries
Science Centres
Availability
2021
2022
2023
2024
2025
2026
2027
Hiring Fee

For a 3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance:


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Core Experience
Immersive digital experience
Hands-on activities
Panels and graphics
Original collection

Photos

Credits / Image Information

Œuvre du chimpanzé Congo, "4th painting session, 30th of May 1957" © MNHN - J.-C. Domenech
Marie-Amélie Le Fur, Teddy Riner and Mélanie de Jesus dos Santos © MNHN - J.-C. Domenech
Clinatec " Projet Brain Computer Interface BCI" © Juliette Treillet - FDD Clinatec
Mass consumption © Reuters Nacho Doce

Description

The digital revolution and the development of biotechnologies place humanity at a turning point where ethical questions take centre stage. The exhibition’s Inventive and humorous museography combined with immersive and artistic staging are designed to question our own limits…and beyond!


I AM AN  EXCEPTIONAL  ANIMAL

A number of contemporary artistic installations pose the question of what is  specifically human. A major audiovisual display introduces us to the controversy: is Man an animal like other animals?


I AM A CHAMPION

The exhibition decodes the desire of Man to surpass his limits. An interactive training area gives visitors an opportunity to transform their appearance, before learning more about athletes who have pushed back their physical limits…but also their mental ones. 


I AM A CYBORG

Prosthetics, exoskeletons, implants, connected objects… A great variety of devices in the field of man-machine are illustrated in this part. A humorous film decodes the contradictory positions of “bio-conservatism” and “technoprogressivism”. 


I AM A MUTANT

In a scenic laboratory setting, visitors are invited to create the “perfect” baby through genetic manipulation of the embryo. A novel experiment which questions the use of biotechnologies and their ethical dimensions…


I AM IMMORTAL

A mix of objects from ethnographic collections, contemporary art, folk art and mysterious special effects, this part of the exhibition examines the quest for immortality throughout human history, and one of its recent variations: trans-humanism. 


WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!

A dramatic setting takes visitors to a situation of collapse: a cinematographic apocalypse or the 6th crisis of biodiversity? But then, what can be our shared vision for the future? Audio and interactive devices accompany our reflection on this vast question

Collections

Photographs
Paintings Drawings & Prints
Sculptures
Decorative objects
Specimens
Film & Sound
Digital art

General Information

Created In
2021
Available Package Options
Collection and interpretation
Languages
English
French

Extra Info

Highlights
Curatorial excellence
Immersive experience
Interactivity
Exhibition Add-Ons
Education kit
Catalogue / book

VR and App Content

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