5 August – Patricia Piccinini: We Are Connected at the ArtScience Museum
In its latest exhibition the ArtScience Museum presents (in collaboration with the Institute for Culture Exchange), Patricia Piccinini: We Are Connected.
It’s an utterly fascinating show, one that’s creepy and grotesque but also full of fierce emotion and strength. There are works here about xenotransplantation (i.e. the growing of human organs in other species) and sculptures of chimeras that blend features of animals and humans. As the artist Patricia Piccinini explains, “It is hard to tell when the ‘human-ness’ starts and the ‘animal-ness’ ends.. and that is the point.”
This show marks the Australian artist’s first major solo showcase in Southeast Asia, bringing together more than 40 significant artworks forged at the intersection of art and science.
We won’t spoil the surprise because the installations here are really breathtaking — so here’s just a very no small selection of what’s on display. The show opens today (5 August 2022) and runs all the way till 29 Jan 2023.
Piccinini summarises the show well with her thoughtful comment:
“We live in the Anthropocene. There is no environment on earth that is untouched by human technology… I want to think of a new idea of nature, one that is positive and inclusive. My work argues against the idea that humans are separate from nature… we are much more connected than we think.”