Conrad Shawcross, “The Nervous Systems (Inverted),” 2011 (detail).
Aluminium, steel, oak, multicoloured anorak cord, mechanical system.*

Mudam Luxembourg
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
8 October 2011–15 January 2012

The technical object cannot be dissociated from human history, but the relationship between the two remains complex. As a synonym of progress, in western eyes, the technical object is at once desired and suspect, arousing by turns hope, wonder and disillusion.

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