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What do YOU imagine art to be?
Does it look like this?
OR, like this…
Didn’t think so!
Welcome to the artworks and life of Patricia Piccinini …
Piccini arrived in Australia in 1972 with her family where she initially studied economic history (borrrring) before enrolling at an art school in Melbourne…
What do you think her artworks reflect?
Her artworks reflect her interests in world issues such as bioethics, biotechnologies, the environment, cloning, stem cell research and gene therapy.
Her art engages our contemporary world in all its social and political complexity and contradiction—the destruction and preservation of the natural world , the promises and failures of cutting edge technology , its related topic of ethical responsibility , the allure of consumer culture , and the influence of popular culture .
As such exploring the interaction of science, technology and the environment.
WHAT FOSTERS PICCININI’S MOTIVATION TO CREATE SUCH ‘DIFFERENT’ ARTWORKS?
By exploring concepts of what is ‘natural’ in the digital age, Piccinini brings a deeply personal perspective to her work by pursuing an interest in the human forms and its potential for manipulation and enhancement through bio-technical intervention, a very real subject that Piccinini is quite actively passionate in; depicted through her art.
Piccinini’s works focusing on genetic manipulation…
WHAT DOES PICCININI USE TO CREATE HER ARTWORKS??
Piccinini doesn’t specialise in one specific media when creating her artworks; as such she uses a variety of different media forms such as sculpture, video, drawing, installation and digital prints.
So if I asked you now to create something that reflects a mixture of both science, nature and technology what could you create for me?