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 holdings of the Metal Collection comprises objects from Europe and North America, dating from the fourteenth century to
the present. From the very beginning, there existed a policy of acquiring contemporary works for the collection as well as
historical objects. The collection covers diverse areas of the applied arts including small-scale sculpture, cutlery, clocks,
jewellery, goldsmiths art, lamps, astronomy devices and electro-plated reproductions.