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Crossing over: exchanges in art and biotechnologies

Albano, Caterina (2008) Crossing over: exchanges in art and biotechnologies. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Albano, Caterina

Exhibition, co-curated by Caterina Albano and Rowan Drury.

Crossing Over explored the topical subject of genetic manipulation and biotechnologies across art, design and science. It included the artworks of thirteen artists and designers, specially commissioned, investigating the metaphors, anxieties and potentials of this debated area of research.

The exhibition and the catalogue timely entered the debate on bioscience, reflecting a period of intense public debate and legislation. Crossing Over reflected on this moment in the history of bioscience highlighting some of the possibilities and concerns engendered by the fast advancements in this area.

External advisers to the project and contributors to the catalogue included: ethicist Prof. Richard Ashcroft (Queen Mary College, London), science anthropologist, Prof. Sarah Franklin (London School of Economics) and bio-scientist Prof. Chris Mason (University College, London).

The exhibition originally integrated art and design, and intercepted the works within the space of newly refurbished building of The Royal Institution of Great Britain, initiating an interest of the institution in contemporary art. It has since held another exhibition.

Caterina Albano wrote and edited the exhibition catalogue.

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 2 October 2008
Funders: Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England
Related Websites: http://www.crossingover-exhibition.co.uk, http://www.futuremix.co.uk
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Related Publications: 'Crossing Over: Exchanges in Art and Biotechnologies' (2008), London: Artakt. ISBN 9870954241612
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Royal Institution of Great Britain2 October 200821 November 2008
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 11:09
Last Modified: 22 May 2012 11:09
Item ID: 5329
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/5329

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