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“What is the definition of ‘natural’ and the definition of ‘artificial,’ and how do those definitions change over time? …And maybe I will say we live somewhere in the middle, and the distinction between the two is really not that important any more.” The balance between nature and man, natural and artificial, is at the root of the multimedia work of Melbourne-based artist Patricia Piccinini. Since the mid '90s and coinciding with her continued interest in genome research, Piccinini’s hyper-realistic sculptures, fantastical videos, drawings, and photographs have continued to question man’s relentless pursuit to change our natural environment through technological and scientific research. Piccinini represented Australia at the 2003 Venice Biennale and has since exhibited her work in institutions worldwide.
All Logan Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Sharp Auditorium at the Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building. Doors open at 6:15 pm.
Tickets are $8 students and DAM volunteers, $12 DAMC members and artists, $15 DAM members, $18 others. Tickets go on sale January 3.
Sponsored by Vicki and Kent Logan and DAM Contemporaries, a DAM support group.
Credit line: Patricia Piccinini, The Carrier, 2012. Silicone, fiberglass, human hair, clothing. 170cm H x 115cm x 75cm. Photo by Graham Baring, courtesy the artist.