On Tuesday, Nov. 27, Oron Catts will delivery a lecture entitled "Biology on the Pedestal" at the Weisman Art Museum. Catts is the director of SymbioticA, a center dedicated to the biological arts at the University of Western Australia. He is an artist, researcher, designer and curator whose pioneering work, the Tissue Culture and Art Project, is considered a leading biological art project. Catts’ ideas and projects reach beyond the confines of art; his work is often cited as inspiration to diverse areas such as new materials, textiles, design, architecture, ethics, fiction, and food. He is recognized worldwide for creating a unique model of cross-disciplinary integration where artistic thought and hard science seamlessly blend into a single creative research process. This event is co-presented by the Weisman Art Museum, the BioTechnology Institute, a Consortium member, and the University of Minnesota Medical School; learn more and register here.
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