Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic Revolution
September – December 2002 – Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
March – May 2003 – Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
June – July 2003 – McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Scientists and artists have collaborated to create Paradise Now, the first major exhibition to spotlight works that examine and visualize the implications of recent breakthroughs in the field of genetic research.
Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic Revolution, a video by Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra, is available for US$10.00 for Joy of Giving Something (shipping and handling included). The twenty-five minute video documents the exhibition as installed in the fall of 2000 at Exit Art in New York City. In addition, the video presents interviews with artists in the show along with scientists and researchers involved in all phases of genetic research. For more information about ordering, contact Jonathan Leiter, Program Director.
To see an on-line document of the original Paradise Now exhibition, click here
Genomic Issue(s): Art and Science
Graduate Center Art Gallery
City University of New York
Fifth Avenue at 34th Street
New York, NY
February 25 – April 2003
To mark the 50th anniversary of the modeling of the DNA double helix, and in anticipation of the scientific advances in the genetic age, this exhibition, curated by Karen Sinsheimer and Marvin Heiferman,is taking place in conjunction with the celebration of Drs. Watson and Crick on February 28, 2003.
How Human: Life in the Post-Genome Era
International Center of Photography
Curator: Carol Squiers
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036
February 28 – May 25, 2003
The exhibition How Human: Life in the Post-Genome Era will look at the ways in which artists are responding to some of the most significant issues raised by the Human Genome Project and the research that flows from it. The show will coincide with events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the double helix of DNA.
Included will be works by over thirty artists and photographers that consider a broad range of topics, such as human reproduction, cloning, race, aging, genetic identification, genetically modified food, and transgenic breeding.
Artists include Ellen Sandor and Art(n) Laboratory, Helen Chadwick, Nanacy Burson, Joan Fontecuberta, Robert Flynt, Anthony Giocolea, Justen Ladda, Larry Miller, Julie Moos, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, and Catherine Wagner.
Women in Science (Genomically Yours)
Universal Concepts Unlimited
507 West 24th Street
New York, New York 10011
February 22 – March 22, 2003
Since its founding in 2000, Universal Concepts Unlimited (UCU) has exhibited the work of artists who engage art, science and technology in their work. For this exhibition, in observance of the anniversary of the discovery of the double helix (and an homage to Rosalind Franklin), the gallery will be highlighting work by several women artists. All of these artists have been pioneers in exploring new technologies in which the natural world becomes more transparent. Each of these artists has relied on intuition as a counterbalance to science in their work that has explored the implications of coding, language and structure. More specifically, the work in the exhibition will address the border zones of the origin of life, inner and outer space, growth patterns transversing the inorganic to the organic and cellular abstraction. In effect, the exhibition highlights the boundary zones inherent in visual representation as it is applied to scientific concepts.
Brave New World
Organization of Independent Artists
19 Hudson Street #404
New York, NY
March 4 – 31, 2003
In transforming OIA’s gallery space into an elaborate laboratory installation, curator Amy Wilson is inviting emerging artists to create works that respond to the genetic revolution. Several pieces relate specifically to the laboratory environment and will be created for this exhibition (Beverly Ress’s large-scale chalkboard drawings, showing the life-cycle and DNA makeup of a small rodent) while other pieces are pre-existing, loaned and re-conceptualized in the pseudo-scientific setting (Leah Oates’ light box photographs of a human body broken down and put up for sale, bit by bit).
Artists include Leah Oates, Beverly Ress, Jeff Edwards, John von Bergen, Gloria Huang, Jeanne Lorenz, plus many others…