The artistic collaboration between SymbioticA founding members Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr known as Tissue Culture and Art Project, will exhibit in the forthcoming Art & Science group show, at the GV Art Gallery in London.
SymbioticA, the Centre of Excellence in Biological Art situated in UWA's Anatomy and Human Biology School was established in 2000 by cell biologist Professor Miranda Grounds, neuroscientist Professor Stuart Bunt and artist Oron Catts.
Catts and Zurr join artists Susan Aldworth, David Angheleddu, Andrew Carnie, Annie Cattrell, Katharine Dowson, Helen Pynor, David Marron, Nina Sellars, Stelarc & Ken + Julia Yonetani.
From the GV Art press release:
Science is changing our world and our lives at an ever increasing rate. But today artists are bringing science out of the laboratory.
Once art and science seemed diametrically opposite; but these days some of the most innovative artists are fusing art and science to create a brand new art movement inspired by science. Striving to visualise the invisible and what it must mean to be human in the future, they create images and objects of stunning beauty, redefining the notion of aesthetic and of what is meant by art.
These days the term ‘art and science' is on everyone's lips - but no one quite knows what it is or where it is going. Does it mark the rise of a new culture in which science and technology will be the driving forces and will even perhaps determine the future of culture? Are there similarities in the creative processes of artists and scientists? Can science benefit from art? Can considering these questions bring us any closer to understanding creativity? This exhibition is a step towards exploring these key issues of the 21st century.
Chris Cobilis (SymbioticA Administration) (+61 8) 6488 5583