Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures is a visually stunning and thought-provoking exhibition aimed at raising awareness about genetic engineering, biotechnologies, and their consequences through the lens of art and design. By combining science and art and design, participating artists offer new insights about genetic engineering by bringing it out of the lab and into public places to challenge viewer’s understandings about the human condition, the material of our bodies, and the consequences of biotechnology.
The multi-site exhibition opens with a reception on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design (1903 Hillsborough St.). Art’s Work is shown at the Gregg, in the physical and digital display spaces of the NC State University Libraries, and on the grounds of the North Carolina Museum of Art. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
Guest-curated by Hannah Star Rogers, an independent curator and Visiting Scholar at the University of Edinburgh, the exhibition runs through March 15, 2020 and is organized by the NC State University Libraries and the Genetic Engineering and Society Center. Many participating artists have exhibited widely and achieved international recognition, including Suzanne Anker, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Joe Davis, Richard Pell, Kirsten Stolle, Paul Vanouse, Adam Zaretsky, Jennifer Willet, Charlotte Jarvis, Maria McKinney, Emilia Tikka, Aaron Ellison, David Buckley Borden, Joel Ong, Emeka Ikebude, Kerasynth, Jonathan Davis, and Ciara Redmond.
Learn more about the exhibition and supporting program here.