Homo Stupidus Stupidus 24 November 2018 - 3 February 2019

Homo Stupidus Stupidus

Homo Stupidus Stupidus (2008) is a human skeleton taken apart and put back together again in a different way, disregarding our knowledge of human anatomy. From a fictive point in the far future, he tries to imagine how we will look back, and which parts of our evolution and presence on earth will remain. Homo Stupidus Stupidus is a critical comment on human arrogance, naming itself the double wise man, ‘homo sapiens sapiens’, and naming an entire geological era to represent its own influence on earth, the Anthropocene. Homo Stupidus Stupidus questions the extent of human self-awareness, of self-knowledge, where we come from, how we evolved and where we are going.

Homo Stupidus Stupidus

Maarten Vanden Eynde
Belgium, 2008
Human skeleton, clay, 120 x 120 cm

Courtesy: The artist, Meessen De Clercq Gallery, Brussels and private collection, Brussels


This item is part of

IMPAKT Exhibition: A World Without Us

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