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Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Future Exhibition

October 17, 2019 - March 15, 2020

Free
Art's Work/Genetic Futures

Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures

October 17, 2019 – March 15, 2020
Gregg Museum of Art & Design and NC State University Libraries

Are scientists and engineers in charge of the future, or do artists have a role, too? What happens when artists appropriate the scientific tools and techniques of modern biotechnology?
A joint exhibition between the Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center and NC State University Libraries.


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.

Details and related events at go.ncsu.edu/artswork

 

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Start:
October 17
End:
March 15, 2020
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://go.ncsu.edu/artswork

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GES Center
NC State University Libraries
Gregg Museum of Art & Design

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Gregg Museum of Art & Design
1903 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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