In the south-eastern portion of Area 23 - a deserted and derelict region once known in the late age of human civilization as the Americas - a tiny population of Quantum Humans have been gathering, meeting together under a common bond.
Their aesthetic appearance is not unlike that of any Quantum Human; their biological and technological make-up the same, and their direct neural link to The Hive concurrent with our unified Quantum Human Society. They are immortal Quantum Humans, like you and I.
But there is one thing currently separating them from our social order: The Quantum Humans of Area 23 are afflicted with an extremely rare disorder known as Human Atavism Syndrome - or H.A.S.
Johann König, Berlin, is pleased to present Jeremy Shaw’s first exhibition at the gallery, Quickeners. Jeremy Shaw (born 1977 in North Vancouver, Canada) lives and works in Berlin. Solo presentations of his work have been held at Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2013), MoMa PS1, New York (2011), Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver (2009), Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (2006). His works has been exhibited in numerous group shows, including "The Biennial of the Americas", Denver (2013), "One on One", KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2012), "The Dark Cube", Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012), "Contemporary Art Club", Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2012), "Cities of Gold and Mirrors", Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf (2011), "La Biennale de Montréal", Montreal (2011), "Depiction Perversion Repulsion Obsession Subversion", Witte de With, Rotterdam (2007).