Fall 2015 | Highlights

Eduardo Kac

Fall 2015 | Highlights

Eduardo Kac, Tesão, 1985. Minitel artwork, 9.64 x 9.8 x 9.64 in (24,5 x 25 x 24,5 cm). Edition of three.

Electronic Superhighway

Whitechapel Gallery, London

January 29 – May 15, 2016

 

Kac’s Minitel artworks (pre-web digital network) will be featured in Whitechapel Gallery’s landmark exhibition that highlights the impact of computer and internet technology on art.

Eduardo Kac, Que vai fazer?, 1982. Electrostatic monoprint, 4.9 x 7 in (12,5 x 18 cm) [right].

Art in America magazine

November 2015

The Movimento de Arte Pornô (Porn Art Movement), 1980-1982, is featured in an article by Zanna Gilbert in the current issue of Art in America magazine.

TEDx, Vienna

October 2015

Eduardo Kac gave a TED talk in Vienna in which he discussed his development of Bio Art from the 1990s to the present.

Eduardo Kac, Lagoglyph Animation. Real-time loopless parametric animation, dimensions variable. Edition of five.

A View from the Cloud

Streaming Museum, New York

September 2015

Lagoglyph Animation was featured in Streaming Museum’s public projection at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York. Lagoglyphs are a series of works that create a visual language evolving from the transgenic artwork GFP Bunny.

Eduardo Kac, Aromapoetry, 2011. Artist’s book with box and slipcase, twelve custom-made aromas enmeshed in a nanolayer of mesoporous glass, letterpress text and graphics, 16 2ml vials with engraved titles. Edition of ten.

 

Volatile!

Poetry Foundation, Chicago

December 11, 2015 – February 19, 2016

The work Aromapoetry will be presented in this exhibition that explores the intersections of poetry and scent. Aromapoetry consists entirely of olfactory compositions created by the artist.

Eduardo Kac, Lagoogleglyph II, 2015. Google Earth work, 32 x 34 ft (10 x 12 m).

Lagoogleglyph

Lagoogleglyph II is now permanently installed on the roof of Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Eduardo Kac, Amalgam, 1990. Hologram, 3.9 x 2.9 in (10 x 7,7 cm).

Kac’s holograms were/will be displayed in exhibitions in Paris and Mexico.

Variations

Hall des Blancs Manteaux, Paris

October 19 – 25, 2015

 

Electronic Literature: Hybrid Scenarios

Universum, Mexico

October 9 – December 6, 2015

 

Electronic Literature: Politics and the Body in the Digital Present

Centro Cultural Tlatelolco, Mexico

November 12 – January 17, 2016

Eduardo Kac, Edunia Seed Packs I-VI, 2009. Hand-made paper objects with Edunia seeds and magnets, 4 x 8 in (10,16 x 20,32 cm) each. Edition of three.

TRANSSPECIES – an assembly across species lines

Dome of Visions, Copenhagen

November 6 – 8, 2015

Edunia Seed Packs, from the Natural History of the Enigma series, were presented at the festival.

Eduardo Kac, Luz, 1981. Typewriter art, 13 x 8.5 in (33 x 21,5 cm). Edition of three. Collection of Marvin and Ruth Sackner (left); Eduardo Kac, Genesis, 1999. Transgenic work with artist-created bacteria, ultraviolet light, internet, video, dimensions variable. Edition of two (right).

Works from different phases of Kac’s career are featured in three major new books just published by Thames and Hudson: The Art of Typewriting, by Marvin and Ruth Sackner; Bio Art: Altered Realities, by William Myers (above) and Art since 1989, by Kelly Grovier (below).

Eduardo Kac, Cypher, DIY transgenic kit with Petri dishes, agar, nutrients, streaking loops, pipettes, test tubes, synthetic DNA, booklet, 33 x 43 cm, 2009.

 

2015 Institutional Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Archivo Lafuente, Madrid

Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo

Artothèque, Lyon

Art Museum of Rio, Rio de Janeiro