In Extremus

April 15, 2009

It’s the rare gallery exhibition that attracts attention from the scientific community, but “Corpus Extremus (LIFE+),” a group exhibition at Exit Art, 475 Tenth Avenue, is one such occasion. On Friday, April 17 at 7pm, the gallery is hosting a public lecture by BFA Fine Arts Department Chair Suzanne Anker in conjunction with her artwork being included in the exhibition. She will discuss her longstanding interest in scientific iconography. The show is the second exhibition to come out of Exit Art’s Curatorial Incubator Program, which focuses on work by artists who are using bio- and media-technology to investigate the primal topics of life and death. For more on the program, click here to download a PDF of an essay titled An Introduction: Matters of Life and Death by Curatorial Incubator Director Mary Anne Staniszewski.

Anker’s talk is one of several public talks and screenings scheduled for this weekend; click here for more event information. The exhibition runs through Saturday, April 18.

Image: Suzanne Anker, Shelf Life, 2009.

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