The ex­hi­bi­tion Tran­s­cor­po­re­al­i­ties re­flects on the mu­se­um as a perme­able body in which vari­ous bi­o­log­i­cal, so­cial, tech­no­log­i­cal, po­lit­i­cal, and eco­nom­ic sys­tems flow in­to each other. Like all hu­man and non­hu­man en­ti­ties, it en­gages in per­pe­t­u­al metabolic pro­cess­es with its en­vi­ron­ment.

Nick Mauss in­ter­vene in the col­lec­tion and ex­plore cross-me­dia rep­re­sen­ta­tions of cor­po­re­al­i­ty and per­for­ma­tiv­i­ty in mul­ti­ple ways. He draws out re­s­o­nances be­tween dis­parate works from the mu­se­um’s col­lec­tion, such as Jasper Johns’s 15 Min­utes En­tr’acte (1961) en­coun­ter­ing a paint­ing of lin­ger­ing per­form­ers by Erich Heck­el (1928). In Mauss’s con­fig­u­ra­tion, ti­tled Trea­tise on the Veil, th­ese works dia­logue with a pro­ject­ed pho­to archive by Carl Van Vecht­en and a new chore­og­ra­phy de­vel­oped with stu­dents from the Uni­ver­si­ty for Mu­sic and Dance Cologne.

Par­ti­ci­pat­ing artists: Jesse Dar­ling, Fla­ka Hal­i­ti, Tra­jal Har­rell, Paul Ma­heke, Nick Mauss, Park McArthur, Os­car Muril­lo, Son­dra Per­ry

Cu­ra­tor: Leonie Ra­dine