EVOLUTION HAUTE COUTURE: ART AND SCIENCE IN THE POST-BIOLOGICAL AGE
PART 1 – PRACTICE

Edited by Dmitry Bulatov. With a foreword by Dmitry Bulatov and essays by Roy Ascott, Dmitry Bulatov. Russian-English edition, descriptions of art projects, biographies, bibliography, webliography and extensive glossary. Hardcover, 196 pages with 110 color and 52 black-and-white illustrations, plus two DVD-ROMs collection (45 video documentaries), KB NCCA, Kaliningrad, 2009.
ISBN: 978-5-94620-054-7


 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Center for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad Branch, Russia) presents Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-Biological Age, 1 Volume – Practice. The first volume of anthology is a printed catalogue with descriptions, technical info and photographs of art projects, as well as a unique collection of 45 documentary films on 2 DVD-ROMs about artworks recently created using the latest twenty-first century technologies: artificial life, robotics, bio and genetic engineering. The medium in these artworks is living or lifelike matter, and the properties of living organisms and technologically reproduced artefacts are combined to produce the method. The anthology gives a comprehensive overview of the current stage of contemporary techno-biological art. It provides a panorama of artistic strategies for granting and withdrawing the gift of authenticity. The analysis of these strategies opens up new possibilities for creative production and cultural commentary. The presentation of the project was held in the framework of the XXX Moscow International Film Festival, and art exhibitions in Kaliningrad, Moscow and Sankt-Petersburg, carried out on international contemporary art festivals and conferences in Berlin, Tomsk, Yekaterinburg and Petrozavodsk. In 2009 the Evolution Haute Couture project won the National Innovation Prize (Moscow, Russia), awarded annually for achievements in contemporary visual arts.

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL INNOVATION PRIZE
FOR CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ARTS (RUSSIA)

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