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Curating Life: A Talk by Dr. Ingeborg Reichle

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Thursday, February 14

Location: Genspace
Organizers: Nurit Bar-Shai

A Talk by Ingeborg Reichle

When: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 7pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

Where: Genspace
The MEx Building
33 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11217


Free! Join us for early drinks and nibbles

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Join us at Genspace for a Talk by art historian Dr. Ingeborg Reichle, who's work focus in the hybrids of art, science and technology. She will discuss recent trends in BioArt, and art practices that emerges from the laboratory.

In recent art exhibitions we have seen a number of artists getting involved in debates about assembling life artificially through, synthetic biology. Scientific advances are challenging increasingly, our concept of life and our perspective towards a technoscientific, future,  where "life itself" and "nature" are man-made., The current motivation of artists for modelling life itself and, creating prototypes of future organisms stem from the conviction that, the rapid advances in synthetic biology will have dramatic, consequences for the process of biological evolution,  as well as for, art. By exposing the materiality of the topic addressed,  bio art has, the potential to give rise to ethical reflections that differ, dramatically from traditional ethical thinking,  by dealing hands on, with ethical claims and aesthetic experiences.




Dr. Ingeborg Reichle, is a cultural theorist writing on, contemporary art, new technologies and new media, with a focus on, biotechnology and artificial life. She is Lecturer of Contemporary Art and „Bildwissenschaft“ at the Hermann von Helmholtz -Zentrum für Kulturtechnik,  Humboldt-University Berlin. In 2004 she received her Ph.D. with the dissertation on “Kunst aus dem Labor. Zum Verhältnis von Kunst und Wissenschaft im Zeitalter der Technoscience”. From 2005–2011 she had a,     research position at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. She is the author of two books – Kunst aus dem Labor. Zum Verhältnis von Kunst und Wissenschaft im Zeitalter der Technoscience (Springer 2005),  Art in the Age of Technoscience. Genetic Engineering, Robotics, and Artificial Life in Contemporary Art (Springer 2009). She is also, the co-editor of IMAGE MATCH. Visueller Transfer „Imagescapes“ und Intervisualität in globalen Bildkulturen (Fink Verlag 2012, with M. Baleva and O. L. Schultz),  Atlas der Weltbilder (Akademie Verlag 2011, with Chr. Markschies, P. Deuflhard, and J. Brüning),  Maßlose Bilder. Visuelle Ästhetik der Transgression (Fink Verlag 2009, with S. Siegel),  Visuelle Modelle (Fink Verlag 2008, with S. Siegel and A. Spelten),  Verwandte Bilder. Die Fragen der Bildwissenschaft (Kadmos Verlag 2007, with S. Siegel and A. Spelten). In 2010 she curated the exhibition “jenseits des menschen – beyond humans” for the Berlin Medical History Museum of the Charité. Since 2000 she has been a guest lecturer at various international institutions, including the School of Visual Arts (SVA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Life-Science Lab,  German Cancer Research Center,  Heidelberg, Timbusu College National University of Singapore, SymbioticA at the School of Anatomy Physiology and Human Biology,  University of Western Australia, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, And was a visiting professor at the Faculdade de Ciências,  Universidade de Lisboa,  Portugal.

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