MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, USA
Decoding the human genome and genetically modifying plants and animals present new challenges for artists, architects and designers: the borders between subject and object, between organic and inorganic material as well as artistic and virtual existence become increasingly fluid. The Gen(h)ome Project deals with paradigm shifts in artistic responses to science, above all biology and genetics.
Participants includeGreg Lynn/FORM, Karl Chu, Servo, Marcos Novak, ocean D, Weathers-Sean Lally, Phillippe Rahm, Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau, and Open Source Architecture.
Guest curatorsEran Neuman, Aaron Sprecher and Chandler Ahrens of Open Source Architecture CuratorKimberli Meyer, MAK Center Director
Published for the exhibition of the same title (18.104.22.168.1994) German/English 72 pages, 79 illustrations 15,2 x 24 cm, paperback MAK, Vienna / Hatje Cantz Verlag Publishers, Ostfildern-Ruit,-Ruit 1994
The Historicism and Art Nouveau Collection on permanent display includes an overview of a hundred years of Thonet furniture production. These and other timeless items of bent wood furniture manifest a creative approach that ingeniously exploits the properties of the material and points to new ways ahead for seating furniture.
Leben / Kunst / Werk; Aktion Utopie Malerei 19602004
Published for the exhibition of the same title (22.214.171.124.2004) German 416 pages, b/w and full colored illustrations 32 x 24,5 cm, softcover MAK, Vienna / Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 2004