|Type of Research:||Show/Exhibition|
|Creators:||Wallace, Marina and Albano, Caterina and Kemp, Martin and Cavalli-Sforza, L.|
This exhibition was commissioned by the Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna.
Our curatorial stance was to set out the historically significance of Mendel’s work based on three fundamental themes: 1) how in the 1860s, Mendel single-mindedly discovered the laws governing the inheritance of individual characters; 2) how the scientific world failed to recognize the monumental importance of these findings during his life-time; 3) the remarkable "rediscovery" in 1900 of what later came to be called Mendelism.
This groundbreaking project was recognized by the international scientific community of geneticists and scientists as the most important of all recent projects on Gregor Mendel. Distinguished geneticists, including several Nobel Prize-winners, collaborated throughout including Dr Michael Ambrose, John Innes Institute, Norwich,; Prof. Gustav Ammerer, Institut fur Biochemie und Molekulare Zellbiologie, Vienna; Prof. Bernadette Modell, Royal Free Hospital/University College Medical School, London; Prof. Kim Nasmyth and Dr. Jan-Michael Peters, Institute for Molecular Pathology, Vienna.
|Additional Information (Publicly available):||
Cultural history, cultural theory, history of medicine and science, curating, visual and perfoming arts.
I collaborated in a curatorial capacity on ‘Exploring the Invisible’, an interdisciplinary project by artist Anne Brodie and molecular microbiologist Simon Park (University of Surrey) funded by the Wellcome Trust. The project explores the properties of the light of the bioluminescent bacterium Photobacterium phosphoreum. The project investigates human relation with bacteria using enquiry and experimentation across photography, film and installation.
I also collaborate as an external consultant on a curatorial capacity for the Wellcome Trust to the forthcoming exhibition ‘Medicine and Art: Imagining a Future for Life and Love – Leonardo, Okyo, Damien Hirst (Mori Museum, Tokyo, 28th November 09 – 28th February 2010). The exhibition explores the art and science of the human body historically and through contemporary art and is based on the medical collection of the Wellcome Trust.
Professor Marina Wallace
Curatorial concepts, relationship between art and science, representation of medicine and its relation with art. Collaboration with Professor Martin Kemp, Oxford University
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins|
|Date:||1 May 2002|
|Funders:||Vereinigung des Genomforschung, Boehringer Ingelheim, Municipality of Brno, American Society of Human Genetics|
|Event Location:||Abbey of St. Thomas, Brno|
|Date Deposited:||04 Dec 2009 13:58|
|Last Modified:||04 Mar 2014 12:55|
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