Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in News | 0 comments


Until 24th August, the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design in Tallinn (Estonia) is hosting the group exhibition Rhizope, which explores the interrelationships between scientific innovation, new technologies and historical and cultural traditions in a collection of works of art which can be described as “hybrid art” and which raise important questions about today’s society.

Organised within the framework of the conference entitled “Art & Science – Hybrid Art and Interdisciplinary Research”, which took place from 30th May to 1st June at the Academy of Arts of Estonia, the exhibition features the participation of the British artist Martin Howse, who won First Prize in VIDA 8.0, along with a large group of artists from different nationalities: Sara Robinson (USA), Paul Wiersbinski (GER), Angelika Böck (GER), Peter Flemming (CA), Juan M. Castro (COL/JAP), Yolanda Uliz Elizalde (NL), Diana Rivera (USA), Amanda de Luis (SP), Varvara Guljajeva (EE), Mar Canet Sola (SP), Piibe Piirma (EE), Terje Toomistu (EE), Kiwa (EE), Lennart Lennuk (EE), Kaisu Koski (FIN/NL), Maria Tjader-Knight (FIN/UK), Christian Fischer (EE/GER), Reiner Maria Matysik (GER), Polina Tšerkassova (EE), Eldar Jakubov (EE), Ulrich Gehmann (GER), Martin Reiche (GER), Natalie Tyler (USA) and Sharyn O’Mara (USA).

As indicated by the organisers, “As hybrid art and interdisciplinary research are characterised by all kinds of unexpected forms of practice, we will present to viewers highly contrasting works where visual arts are intertwined with biotechnology, computer technology, network culture, robotics, sound art, social sciences and many other disciplines.” Indeed, the pieces presented cover a broad spectrum, from the installation including metronomes Rhythm of Cities by Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet to the bioart piece Plankton Music by Lennart Lennuk.