Dive into (gene) pool and explore the next generation of biotech-inspired art with Patricia Piccinini. Discover the science, ethics, and history that inspired it: the Human Genome Project, the first cloning success and the political repercussions, the controversies of stem cell research, gene patenting, and more.
Patricia Piccinini populates her brave new world with strangely beautiful human/animal hybrids, moon-eyed mutations, and transgenic creations that are tender visions of art imitating life imitating science that already exists.
Take a journey through the future of art and genetics. Discover the science, ethics, and history behind the latest advances in biogenetics. The Human Genome Project. The first successful cloning. The political debates over stem cell research and the patenting of genes. Ready or not, the future is here.
Patricia Piccinini uses her art to explore the science and ethics of genetic engineering. Patricia interest in medical science began early, when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. Her mother went through many years of experimental treatments, but doctors were unable to save her. The disappointment she felt towards the medical community sparked a lifelong desire to understand the impact of science in our lives. Learn more about her journey in pictures and words.
Expand your Art Intelligence even further using the app’s extra features. Read a quick biography of the artist. Link out to all resources cited in the app. And feed your brain with a selection of books, film, and music—curated specially by Sherman herself!
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