Trust Me, I'm An Artist, Group Exhibition
A group exhibition as a result of the project Trust me, I'm an artist with art works on the ethical complexities of emerging (bio)technologies at Zone2Source's Het Glazen Huis in the Amstelpark, Amsterdam.
Opening: Saturday 13 May 2017, 1 - 6 pm
Exhibition : 13 May - 25 June 2017
Zone2Source's Het Glazen Huis in the Amstelpark, Amsterdam
The exhibition opens on May 13, 2017 at 1 pm at Zone2Source's Het Glazen Huis in the Amstelpark.
1 - 2 pm: Walking lunch and welcome
2 - 4 pm: Statements and discussion
4 - 6 pm: Official opening and drinks
Trust me, I'm an artist is a group exhibition of nine artists whose artworks involve gene editing, human tissue culture, the commons of nuclear materials, trans-species communications, the smuggling of biomaterials across continents and the relation between rituals of self healing and personalised medicine.
This exhibition shows the artworks that are the result of a series of performative events that took place between 2015 till 2017. During these events artists proposed and presented an ethically complex artwork to a specially formed ethics committee. While following the rules and procedures typical for the host country, the ethics committee would debate the proposal and come to a decision. During the performance the artist is informed of the ethics committee's decision and, together with the audience, enters into a discussion about the result.
The artists and collaborators are Martin O'Brien (GB), Gina Czarnecki (GB) & John Hunt (GB), Anna Dumitriu (GB), pela Petrič (SLO), Jennifer Willet (CAN) & Kira O'Reilly (GB/FIN) and Howard Boland (GB), Erich Berger (AT/FIN) & Mari Keto (FIN). The artworks are in part commissioned by the projects Trust me, I'm an artist, except for those of Erich Berger & Mari Keto and Howard Boland.
The exhibition is curated by Anna Dumitriu and Lucas Evers and the project partners Nicola Triscott, Louise Emma Whiteley, Jurij Krpan.
The project 'Trust Me, I'm an Artist: Developing ethical frameworks for artists, cultural institutions and audiences engaged in the challenges of creating and experiencing new art forms in biotechnology and biomedicine in Europe' is led by artist Anna Dumitriu in collaboration with ethicist Professor Bobbie Farsides. The project is run by Waag Society in collaboration with Brighton and Sussex Medical School, The Arts Catalyst, Ciant, Kapelica Gallery / Kersnikova, Medical Museion, Capsula and Leonardo/Olats.