Mutating Systems, Bodies and Perspectives

If you keep looking long enough, you can see how everything changes. Animal species, plants, bacteria, mountain ranges, continents, solar systems—nothings retains its shape forever. Living and non-living things respond to each other in an endless, complex inter- action that scientists are unravelling and describing in ever greater detail. Meanwhile, we humans play an increasingly indelible role in the shaping of life. In the exhibition ReShape, on show in MU from 30 November, 2018 to 10 March 2019, artists and designers imagine the continuous transformation of life.

ReShape presents the three winning projects of the Bio Art & Design Award 2018, developed in collaboration with leading Dutch researchers in the life sciences. They are shown alongside recent works of nine other international artists and designers that share a focus on the theme of mutation and transformation. Areas of investigation include our place in the food chain, the digital reproduction of artificial life, worldwide corn varieties and the geological consequence of breeding a pink race of chickens.

The exhibition is curated by William Myers and Angelique Spaninks.
BAD Award is a collaboration with ZonMw, NWO - Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek & BioArt Laboratories.

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Participating artists
Baum & Leahy, Yiyun Chen, Pleun van Dijk, Anna Dumitriu, Kuang Yi Ku, Ani Liu, Jon McCormack, (Non)human (Non)sense Collective, Basse Stittgen, Studio Arvid & Marie, The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Uli Westphal. 

On show 30 November 2018 – 10 March 2019
Opening Friday 30 November, from 20:00, entrance €3,- including 1 drink
Special weekend 8 & 9 March 2019