Human Nature(s)

Zhang Huan, Foam #1, 1998, chromogenic print, Sarah C. Garver Fund, 2007.7

November 15, 2008 - February 15, 2009

Human Nature(s) examines works in a range of media by an international roster of contemporary artists who search for answers to the timeworn question, “Who am I?” and invite us to rethink what constitutes our “human nature.” Images of the figure—both solitary and coupled—explore a spectrum of behaviors and emotions while empty garments, fragments, and genetic information provide compelling surrogates of the body. The exhibition is drawn from recent acquisitions to the Museum's collection and will include video, drawing, photography, painting, and sculpture by Louise Bourgeois, Zhang Huan, Salomon Huerta, Shirin Neshat, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Kinke Kooi, Martha Rosler, Kiki Smith, Kara Walker, and Suara Welitoff among others.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Imperial Distributors and Worcester Magazine.


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