Bio-art. The first art movement of the XXI century. Bio technology as a media. Visual Culture and BioScience Saturday, March 10, 2007 Anker: Live "Bio-Art" Exhibitions From: Suzanne Anker Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 06:58:53 -0500 Dear Panelists.
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The first art movement of the XXI century.
Bio technology as a media.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Anker: Live "Bio-Art" Exhibitions
From: Suzanne Anker
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 06:58:53 -0500
FYI, here are two live “Bio-Art” Exhibitions currently on going and receiving considerable on-line coverage.
It’s Alive! A Laboratory of Biotech Art
Montserrat College of Art Gallery,
February 16 - April 7, 2007(From the Press Release) :
Biotech art is an emerging and diverse field that is still in the process of defining itself. This exhibit is an investigation of the current intersections of biology, technology, and art. In a world rapidly transformed by science and technology, it is proving difficult to keep up with current developments. With news of genetic engineering regularly making headlines, a growing number of artists have perceived the cultural and aesthetic significance of biotechnology. Artists play an important role in our understanding of the biotechnological world, making it emotionally and intellectually accessible enough for discussion or debate.
Participating artists are Adam Brandejs (Toronto, ONT), Shawn Bailey (Montreal, QC), Brian Burkhardt (Boston), Jennifer Hall (Boston), Blyth Hazen (Boston), Steve Hollinger (Boston), Kevin Jones (New Orleans), Brian Knep (Boston), Hunter O¹Reilly (Chicago), TanitSakakini (Boston), Jennifer Willet (Montreal, QC).
Panel Discussion: Friday, March 16, 6-8 pm at the Unitarian Church, 225 Cabot St.,Beverly, Massachusetts
Image credit: Brian Burkhardt, Embryo, 2006
BioArt is an art practice in which the medium is living matter and the works of art are produced in laboratories and/or artists’ studios. The tool is biotechnology, which includes such technologies as genetic engineering, tissue culture and cloning. BioArt is considered by most artists to be strictly limited to “living forms,” although there is some debate as to the stages at which matter can be considered to be alive or living. The materials used by Bioartists are cells, DNA, proteins and living tissue. Creating living beings and practicing in the life sciences brings about ethical, social and aesthetic inquiryArtists:
Do you consider it art?
Does it have a scientific or and/or artistic value?
Lack of moral and ethics?