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 (3.10.200716.3.2008) MAK Studies 11 German/English 94 pages, ca. 100 illustrations 21 x 26 cm, paperback MAK, Vienna / Schlebrügge.Editor Vienna 2007 out of print
MAK Branch Geymüllerschlössel
Past and Present in Dialog
At the Geymüllerschlössel, a jewel of Biedermeier architecture in Viennas Pötzleinsdorf neighborhood, the MAK shows furniture from the Empire and Biedermeier periods, old Viennese clocks from the collection of Franz Sobek, and interventions by contemporary artists and designers.
Published for the Exhibition 2x 100 Best Posters at the MAK (30.11.201115.1.2012), MAK Vienna. German/English, Design by L2M3, 217 pages, ca. 220 colored illustrations, 21 x 24 cm, Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mainz 2011
Besides brilliant achievements in the arts and crafts production in Austria in the nineteenth century, the Empire and Biedermeier Collection on permanent display shows the creative and material versatility of an epoch marked by cultural, social and economic upheavals in the wake of the industrial revolution.