New Romance: art and the posthuman presents artists from Australia and Korea whose works ask what it means to be human today and what it might mean in the future. These works draw from ideas of science fiction, robotics, biotechnology, social media and Web 2.0. The exhibition asks us to rethink what we consider natural or artificial, human or nonhuman, and raises the idea of the posthuman. This exhibition is a partnership between the MCA and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea (MMCA Korea).
On this page, you will find creative learning tools and strategies to engage with the artistic ideas presented in the exhibition.
View and download activities, an Encounter slideshow and other resources for use in the classroom or for self-guided learning. These activities can be done on their own or in combination and in any order.
Encounter New Romance and explore works from the exhibition in a slideshow with images and class discussion ideas. View the Encounter directly in the browser or download the PowerPoint or PDF versions. Teachers’ notes are also available.
Something that art can do, and that makes it valuable, is that it can transport the viewer to somewhere new. It can create a new thing or experience that exists outside of the rules of global capital.
Patricia Piccinini, Artist Statement from patriciapiccinini.net, 2009
Create a soundscape for today and explore what the future might sound like in comparison.View More
Explore how the past envisioned today – what would life be like if some of the scientific or technological predictions in science fiction came true?View More
Play the mad scientist-artist and plan an artwork featuring an animal-technology hybrid.View More