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By Kim Toffoletti

Bringing a full of life and obtainable sort to a posh topic, 'Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls' explores the assumption of the ‘posthuman’ and the ways that it truly is represented in pop culture. Toffoletti explores pictures of the posthuman physique from goth-rocker Marilyn Manson's digitally manipulated self-portraits to the recognized TDK ‘baby’ advertisements, and from the paintings of artist Patricia Piccinini to the apparently ‘plastic’ type of the ever present Barbie doll, controversially rescued right here from her detrimental photo. Drawing at the paintings of thinkers together with Baudrillard, Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti, 'Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls' explores the character of the human - and its ambiguous gender - in an age of biotechnologies and electronic worlds.

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