The body is arguably the most frequently revisited subject in art's history and the featured  artists tackle with the issue of how to represent the human body.

The Human Factor brings to light works of sculpture which explore a variety of social, political, cultural and historical ideologies. Media in the exhibition ranges from science fiction to war monuments to popular photography and art history. The exhibition uses uncanny images of historical and political figures including Adolf Hitler, John F. Kennedy, Dick Cheney and Jesus, juxtoposed with symbols of consumer culture.



Jeff Koons, Bear and Policeman,1988

Works in the exhibition also revisit classical and archaic models of art as well as modernist sculpture and Minimalism. In the exhibition the human body is addressed by the artists as a rhetorical figure, used to explore the ways in which society constructs identities and values.

The exhibition works on a theatrical level for the viewer.  Whether they function as a surrogate for the spectator or as a fellow actor sharing the same stage, they create encounters that can be at once playful, thought-provoking and unsettling.

Contributing artists: Pawel Althamer, Frank Benson, Huma Bhabha, Maurizio Cattelan, Urs Fischer, Katharina Fritsch, Ryan Gander, Isa Genzken, Rachel Harrison, Georg Herold, Thomas Hirschhorn, Martin Honert, Pierre Huyghe, Jeff Koons, Paul McCarthy, John Miller, Cady Noland, Ugo Rondinone, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Thomas Schütte, Paloma Varga Weisz, Mark Wallinger, Rebecca Warren, Andro Wekua and Cathy Wilkes.

The Human Factor will run until Sunday 7 September.