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BIOFABRICATE

Category : Bio-art, Conference
BIOFABRICATE, is a world where the biological material (yeasts, bacteria, fungi, algae, mammalian cells) are fermented, cultured and engineered to synthesize natures materials but with new functional and aesthetic properties.
From the most ancient methods of culturing products to the latest techniques in synthetic biology by means of new technologies, BIOFABRICATE reimagines and redesigns our surrounding world through a biological lens.
Biofabricate was founded in 2014 by Suzanne Lee of Biocouture ™, a NASA/Nike Material Innovator and TED Senior Fellow. Her aim is to nurture collaboration around this field, share knowledge, build community and accelerate innovation. The annual Biofabricate conference brings together a truly unique and unlikely global audience comprised of designers and scientists, artists and engineers, global brands and startups, investors and policy makers, trend-forecasters and media.
 

The Vesalius event in Astana, Kazakstan was… SOLD OUT!!

The Vesalius event in Astana, Kazakstan was… SOLD OUT!!

The Andreas Vesalius 500th birthday conference that took place on 6th October 2015 at the Medical University of Astana, Kazakhsta…

Naturally Hypernatural: Visions of Nature_Interdisciplinary Conference_SVA, NYC_14-16/11/2014

Category : Conference

Naturally Hypernatural: Visions of Nature, Interdisciplinary Conference.

Time: 14-16 November, 2014
Place: School of Visual Arts, Fine Arts Building, New York, NY

Conference Organizers
Suzanne Anker
Chair, BFA Fine Arts Department
School of Visual Arts, NYC
[email protected]

Sabine Flach
Chair, Department of Art History
University of Graz, Austria
[email protected]

Naturally Hypernatural: Visions of Nature is an interdisciplinary conference investigating the fluctuating “essences” of “nature” and the “natural” in the 21st century. Each of these terms carries with it an enormity of philosophical questions ranging from the alteration of life itself to dialogues concerning the notion of the Anthropocene, a term used to describe man’s intervention into the natural world. The talks presented here will focus on contemporary issues in the visual arts as they intersect with the biological and geological sciences, confirming that nature remains an intrinsically mysterious, ever more mutable entity.  At the present time, cellular parts are being remixed in laboratories to create synthetic organisms while geological transformations are forecasting wild swings in weather conditions. Human reproduction regularly occurs in Petri dishes while cucumbers are grown in space. The artificial and the natural now combine to form novel entities, never before seen on earth, while animal species dwindle down to extinction every day.  Animals and plants are exhibited as contemporary art, while the real is conflated with the imaginary. Technological advances and their theoretical undertones have migrated into art practice producing New Media installations, Bio Art exhibitions and a global community of art practitioners adapting novel productions to cultural resources.   In addition, visual art has become a social practice platform with projects that intersect with urban farming, DIY biology and extremes in performance art.  Naturally Hypernatural: Visions of Nature brings together artists, historians, curators, philosophers and scientists to examine and comment on these ideas.

In addition, there will be an exhibition of work by students, alumni and faculty, generated through SVA’s Bio Art Laboratory, the first of its kind in the U.S.A.

For more info about the conference CLICK HERE.

naturally-hypernaturalSuzanne Anker, Astroculture (Shelf Life), 2011/2014.
Installation view at [macro]biologies II: organisms, Art Laboratory, Berlin.

MEDinART Autumn Newsletter

MEDinART Autumn Newsletter

Happy to announce that the first MEDinART Autumn Newsletter has been send to MEDinART artists and MEDinART friends! The newsletter…

“The Art of Vesalius”, Saturday 11 October 2014, University of Antwerp

“The Art of Vesalius”, Saturday 11 October 2014, University of Antwerp

“Under Your Skin”: Vesalius in Leuven (1 October-18 January 2014)

Category : Conference, Exhibitions
“Under Your Skin”: Vesalius in Leuven (1 October-18 January 2014)

Vesalius comes to life in Leuven, in a city festival commemorating the 500th birthday of the great Flemish anatomist and…

MEDinART in “Vesalius 500th Birthday Symposium” (18 September 2014), Copenhagen

MEDinART in “Vesalius 500th Birthday Symposium” (18 September 2014), Copenhagen

“Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) 500th Birthday Symposium”, Copenhagen at 18 September 2014. Commemorating the 500 years of the birth of Andreas Vesalius the…

MEDinART in Fabrica Vitae, Vesalius Continuum, 4-8 September 2014, Zakynthos, Greece

MEDinART in Fabrica Vitae, Vesalius Continuum, 4-8 September 2014, Zakynthos, Greece

Various shots from the touring international exhibition Fabrica Vitae about the fabric of life inspired by Andreas Vesalius that took…

MEDinART artists at Vesalius Continuum, 4-8 September 2014, Zakynthos, Greece

MEDinART artists at Vesalius Continuum, 4-8 September 2014, Zakynthos, Greece

Eleanor Crook, Lisa Temple-Cox, Nina Sellars, Andrew Carnie, Mara G. Haseltine, Lucy Lyons, Rachael Allen and Stelarc were among the…

MEDinART in Vesalius Continuum and Fabrica Vitae

MEDinART in Vesalius Continuum and Fabrica Vitae

I am delighted that MEDinART was presented at the International exhibition Fabrica Vitae as part of Vesalius Continuum, the International…