- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (October 6, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0500239320
- ISBN-13: 978-0500239322
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.1 x 10.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #803,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Thoughtful and provocative, Bio Art is a compeling contribution to the biotechnology conversation." -Science
Because they cover a series of art practices but also scientific innovations and their ethical dilemmas, books about bioart often excel in either the art or the science part. Bio Art. Altered Realities shines at both: bioart's place in art history, its significance and challenges are skilfully presented and scientific concepts such as epigenetic, synthetic biology, or bacteriology are explained with clarity and efficiency. -We Make Money Not Art
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BioArt profiles contemporary art that demonstrates how advances in the life sciences and their application as biotechnology have a dislocating effect on culture. Specifically, these advances alter our notions of the self, environment, and the definition of life. Popular understanding strains to catch up with these changes while artists are detecting and vigorously responding to them, creating new images, sculpture, living material installations, video, and performance. In this way the work of bioartists echoes that of the Surrealists of the early 20th century who reacted to the new terrain of the unconscious and widespread anxiety in the aftermath of industrialized war.