A new exhibition at UQ Art Museum expores the intersection of technology and biology.
The exhibition’s curator, Dr Alicia King, wants audiences to channel experiences beyond our accessible human (and non-human) worlds.
“I’m really interested in the social impact of technology — the way we approach technology, our cultural relationship with it and the way it’s thought to be innately symbiotic to maintaining human life,” Dr King says.
“A large part of that is exploring urban and dystopian ideas of technological futures and our relationship to our biological environment.
“The exhibition may spark more questions than answers. It invites the viewer to enter into a space of enquiry to explore a spectrum of approaches to life, from the mechanised to the visceral — at times challenging, absurd, and insightful.”
UQ Art Museum director Dr Campbell Gray says the exhibition will be a conversation starter.
“UQ Art Museum is a place where visitors can be engaged and challenged to consider important questions about what’s happening in the world — New Alchemists prompts us to think about the future impact of science and technology on our lives.”
Featured artists will include Art Orienté Objet (France), Michaela Gleave (Australia), Ian Haig (Australia), Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr (Australia), Nadège Philippe-Janon (Australia), Thomas Thwaites (UK) and Lu Yang (China).
New Alchemists will run from Saturday 17 June to Sunday 3 September at UQ Art Museum (James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre, Building 11, University Drive, St Lucia).