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
The d>nite is one of the highlights of the MAKs special program in the context of the Vienna Design Week (22.214.171.124.2013). This DIY happening conceived for NOMADIC FURNITURE 3.0. New Liberated Living? shows contemporary strategies for do-it-yourself construction as a collective process.
The Works on Paper Room is devoted exclusively to graphic art. This space features a multifunctional system of tracks holding mobile frames that can be converted to display cases as needed. Thematically, the material presented here encompasses commercial graphic art in the broadest sense. The diversity of the exhibition programming, which covers a range of topics including posters, hand drawings, Japanese woodcuts, individual artists stances, artists books and architectural projects, testifies to the underlying collections multilayered character.
The event series MAK NITE Lab is a platform for experiments and experimental designs. MAK NITE Lab is the MAKs open laboratory for intercreativity held on selected Tuesday evenings; it serves as a practical field of experimentation for the contemporary scene and features artistic stances from contemporary art, (fashion) design, performance, architecture, media and audiovisual art.