Humanoid | 2016 | Couple Exhibition | Alfred Gallery
Throughout art history, artists have consistently portrayed humanoid figures in their works. Non-realistic depictions of the human form, essentially humanoid, date back to the dawn of artistic expression. From the symbolic representations in prehistoric cave art, featuring round heads and long legs, to the incorporation of human figures with animal heads in ancient civilizations like Persia and Egypt, these depictions became significant pillars in mythology and culture. Even the human figures in Gothic Christian icons from the Middle Ages are, in essence, humanoid rather than faithful renditions of men, women, or babies.
This Couple Exhibition offered two intriguing perspectives on humanoids—by father and daughter (Miriam and Boris Yuhvetz) viewpoints, one with a cosmopolitan lens and the other deeply personal. Both perspectives engage in a playful exploration of predictions for the future while delving into the essence of humanity. This exhibition invites viewers to contemplate the multifaceted nature of humanoids and the intriguing intersection between tradition, humor, and the search for the human essence.