[artinfo] Art of the Biotech Era

melentie mpandil at soros.org.mk
Mon Feb 9 13:20:53 CET 2004

>From: melentie <mpandil at soros.org.mk>
>Art of the Biotech Era
>Art of the Biotech Era
>Art of the Biotech Era is a project investigating cross issues of art, 
>culture and biotechnology.
>Leading national and international artists and theorists exhibit works 
>exploring biotechnology and genomics and discuss the influence of this 
>techno-scientific change of society, the ethical implications of genetic 
>engineering and the concept of aesthetics in biotech arts.
>The exhibition features works by leading international and Australian 
>artists including The Tissue Culture & Art Project (Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr 
>in collaboration with Stelarc), Gina Czarnecki, Eduardo Kac, Heath 
>Bunting, Andre Brodyk, Mez, Adam Zaretsky, George Gessert, FOAM (Maja 
>Kuzmanovic, Nik Gaffney), Diane Ludin, Michalis Pichler. 27 February - 14 
>March : 10-5 Daily 16 March-3 April : 11-5 Tuesday-Friday; 2-5 Saturday 
>Admission Free
>Biotech Culture Symposium 11am-4pm Friday 27 February Mercury Cinema, Lion 
>Arts Centre, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide Biotech Culture Symposium 
>speakers will be addressing the issues of the politics of the discipline 
>of biotechnology, the ethical implications of genetic engineering, and the 
>relationship between ethics/aesthetics/bio-technology. Presentations by 
>Dr. Stuart Bunt, Dr. Anna Munster, Ionat Zurr, Gina Czarnecki, Oron Catts, 
>Heath Bunting, Maja Kuzmanovic, Nik Gaffney, Michalis Pichler, Mike 
>Stubbs. Admission Free.
>Biotech Art Workshop 1-5 March 2004 Workshop Leaders: Oron Catts and Gary 
>Cass on behalf of SymbioticA, School of Anatomy & Human Biology, 
>University of Western Australia This intensive Biotech Art Workshop 
>provides hands-on exploration of biological technologies and issues 
>stemming from their use including DNA extraction, lab safety, ethics in 
>biological research, bacteria plating from body and environment, 
>breeding/plant manipulations, plant tissue culture, tissue engineering and 
>stem cells. The artists taking part in the workshop will continue to work 
>on their biotech art projects during 2004 and beyond, under the 
>supervision of the Experimental Art Foundation, with the aim of the 
>completed becoming a part of the cultural and artistic world, as well as 
>being presented at major international art events. (please note: 
>registration for the workshop is now closed)
>A colour catalogue with information about the project, participants and 
>their work will be available during the project period. A more substantial 
>publication documenting ART OF THE BIOTECH ERA, including symposium 
>transcripts, will be published by the EAF during 2004

>EXPERIMENTAL ART FOUNDATION curates its exhibition program to represent 
>new work that expands current debates and ideas in contemporary visual 
>art. The EAF incorporates a gallery space, bookshop and artists studios.
>Lion Arts Centre North Terrace at Morphett Street Adelaide
>PO Box 8091 Station Arcade South Australia 5000
>Tel: +618 8211 7505  Fax +618 8211 7323
>email: eaf at eaf.asn.au  bookshop email: eafbooks at eaf.asn.au web: 
>Director: Melentie Pandilovski          Administrator: Julie Lawton
>Program Manager: Michael Grimm  Bookshop Manager: Ken Bolton
>Assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Visual Arts Craft 
>Board of the Australia Council and the South Australian Government through 
>Arts SA. The EAF is proudly smoke-free.

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