‘gene Culture’ Opens at Egg, Wednesday Aug 9th

gene-culture-1-150.jpg‘gene Culture’
Curator Gaynor Evelyn Sweeney
Aug 9th – Aug 27th 2006
Egg Space Gallery (Headspace)
16-18 Newington Building

Private View: Wednesday 9 August 2006
19.00 onwards.

Artists: Jonathan Aldous, Sigal Avni, Jan Bennett, Ken Byers, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Kim Fielding, June Kingsbury, Carrie Reichardt, Andrew Taylor and Kai-Oi Jay Yung.

The Exhibition … Gene Culture

The theme of the exhibition is set on the contemporary concepts of gene culture in post modern society. The objectives of the exhibition are to provide creative and cultural insight to the current debates of genetics and the artistic dialogue expressed through a range of medias.

The exhibition is to present art that explores the purpose, function and rationale of genetic intervention and as expressed by artists who represent the changes in societal concepts by their cultural interpretations and expression. To consider the shifts and transitions and how such interventions and parameters change by the ethical, legislative, and aesthetic measures in history, theory, philosophy and practice and explored through the diverse creaive media.

The art will present visualisations embodied through the artists creativity to denote the current trends and issues of intervention in the genome culture.