Leisure time – Visit the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) Museum Karlsruhe: The Exo-Evolution exhibition

In this post, Carsten Brühl tells us about an exciting science exhibition near Landau.

In Karlsruhe at the ZKM there is currently a very interesting Art exhibition that merges science and art and has hybridisation projects of Chicken, mikrofotography of Manfred Kage http://www.kage-mikrofotografie.de/en/,  nanomaterials in solarpanels as well as 3 D models of DDT or microplastics in Oceans on display. The exhibition GLOBALE: Exo-Evolution ends in February and is highly recommended for students of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Sciences. It shows ideas and materials we are familiar with in a different context which will make you think.

“The exhibition focuses on the artistic use of new technologies and opens up views into the future, in various modules. It shows us our new reality, which is shaped by 3-D printers and robots, cyborgs and chimeras, molecules and gene pools, wearable technologies and medical miracles, synthetic life forms, bionic suits and silicon retinas, artificial tissue and repair techniques, and new discoveries in space research, molecular biology, neurology, genetics, and quantum information science. It shows us visions and solutions for twentieth-century problems, such as separating oxygen out of CO2 to combat the climate crisis …

Now that a certain amount of overlap exists between the tools of artists and those of scientists, artists’ studios sometimes resemble scientific laboratories and vice versa. Artists today are less in search of subjective expression. Rather, their frames of reference are social systems and scientific structures and methods. This is the reason for new research areas such as art and science labs and art-based research. Scientization of art is beginning to emerge as it did during the Renaissance, creating a sort of Renaissance 2.0.”

More info can be found on the exhibition website and on Facebook.

Costs: 6 €