Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures (Art’s Work/Genetic Futures) is an art-science exhibit and symposium of artists, scientists, and humanities scholars, led by the NC State University Libraries and the Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center, held at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, the physical and digital display spaces of the University Libraries, and the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA). These activities will elicit discussion about genetics in society through the lens of contemporary art and offer viewers new ways to think about their role in the genetic revolution.
By combining science and art and design, the artists, and artworks chosen for display contextualize genetic engineering by bringing it out of the lab and into public places; challenging viewer’s understandings about the human condition, the material of our bodies, and the consequences of biotechnology. The exhibits, integrated curriculum, and cross-campus dialogues will raise awareness and discussion about biotechnologies and their consequences in our society while drawing in art practices for reaching new communities.
Suzanne Anker, Joe Davis + Dana Dal Bo, Jon Davis, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Aaron Ellison + David Buckley Borden, Emeka Ikebude, Charlotte Jarvis, Kerasynth, Maria McKinney, Joel Ong, Richard Pell, Ciara Redmond, Kirsten Stolle, Emilia Tikka, Paul Vanouse, Jennifer Willet, Adam Zaretsky.
Gregg Museum of Art & Design
Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures
October 17, 2019 - March 15, 2020