This is Christopher Kulendran Thomas’ first solo exhibition in Berlin. The show explores the interrelationship between contemporary art and human rights in an era of technological acceleration.
“Ground Zero” reflects upon issues of individual authenticity, collective sovereignty and what it means to be ‘human’ when machines are able to simulate human understanding ever more convincingly.
Christopher Kulendran Thomas states: “Around the world, the juridical framework of human rights has been leveraged not only to protect the oppressed and disenfranchised but also to justify the imperial ambitions of the nation states by which human rights are enforced. Perhaps though, the problem is not with the concept of human rights but with the very category of ‘human’ itself.”
- Christopher Kulendran Thomas in collaboration with Annika Kuhlmann, Being Human, 2019,