KAC: ALBA & EDUNIA

Eduardo Kac

  • Kac: Alba & Edunia
  • Kac: Alba & Edunia
  • Kac: Alba & Edunia
  • Kac: Alba & Edunia
  • Kac: Alba & Edunia
  • Kac: Alba & Edunia
  • Kac: Alba & Edunia
  • Kac: Alba & Edunia
  • Kac: Alba & Edunia
  • Kac: Alba & Edunia
  • Kac: Alba & Edunia
  • Feartherless. 2006. Painted resin. 25 x 6 x 4 cm
  • Edunia. 203. Plantimal.
  • Free Alba! (New York Times). 2001. Color photograph mounted on aluminum with plexiglass. 91,84 x 118 cm
  • Free Alba! (Folha de Sao Paolo). 2001. Color photograph mounted on aluminum with plexiglass. 91,84 x 118 cm
  • Lagoglyphs: The Bunny Variations 7. Silkscreen print, 40 x 54 cm
  • Lagoglyphs: The Bunny Variations, 8. Silkscreen print, 40 x 54 cm
  • Lagoglyphs: The Bunny Variations. 9. Silkscreen print, 40 x 54 cm
  • Lagoglyphs: The Bunny Variations, 10. Silkscreen print, 40 x 54 cm
  • Lagoglyphs: The Bunny Variations, 11. Silkscreen print, 40 x 54 cm
  • Lagoglyphs: The Bunny Variations, 12. Silkscreen print, 40 x 54 cm
  • General view

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Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery is proud to present Quo Artis Foundation, created by the gallery to promote artistic projects, which are based on the relationship between art, science, technology and politics. Maintaining an open stance, Quo Artis will support international artistic research to foster critical thinking. Quo Artis starts its activities with the first exhibition of Eduardo Kac’s 50th Anniversary world tour. The exhibition, entitled Kac: Alba & Edunia , will feature some of his most outstanding works, Natural History of the Enigma and GFP Bunny.

The central work in the Natural History of the Enigma series is a plantimal, a new life form created by artist Eduardo Kac and that he calls Edunia, a genetically engineered flower that is a hybrid of the Kac and Petunia. The Edunia expresses the artist’s DNA exclusively in its red veins. The new flower is a Petunia strain that he invented and produced through molecular biology. It is not found in nature.

The Natural History of the Enigma series include s Seed Packs and Seed Pack Studies . Seed Packsare sculptural objects that contain Edunia seeds and provide growing notes about the bloom period. In preparation for these seed packs, Kac made a set of six lithographs entitled Seed Pack Studies .

The work from the GFP Bunny series includes large-scale color photographs, drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, a flag, an artist book and an animation. Through the leitmotif of Kac's green bunny, this work explores the poetics of life and evolution as well as the relationship between humans and animals.

The work in this series focuses on the responses to Eduardo Kac’s GFP Bunny, which involves the creation and social integration of a transgenic green glowing bunny named Alba. Through the Free Alba! photographs Kac reclaimed green bunny narratives circulated by global media. Here he reappropriates and recontextualizes the vast coverage his GFP Bunny has received, exhibiting the productive tension that is generated when contemporary art enters the realm of daily news. Kac’s drawings and sculptures in the GFP Bunnyseries reflect on our closeness to the “animal other.”

Lagoglyphs are works in the GFP Bunny series in which the artist developed a rabbitographic form of writing. The pictograms that make up the Lagoglyphs are visual symbols representing Alba rather than the sounds or phonemes of words. The Lagoglyphs function through a repertoire of gestures, textures, forms, juxtapositions, superpositions, opacities, and transparencies. In Kac’s Lagoglyphs , word and image come together as mark and meaning.

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Artists pages

Eduardo Kac

Past Exhibitions 2012 Top top

  • 21/10/2011
    NON SIAMO ANCORA STATI SALVATI
    Pietro Ruffo

    Tatiana Kourochkina Gallery, in collaboration with Paolo Maistri, presents the first solo show in Spain of Pietro…
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  • 21/06/2012
    THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE INVISIBLE
    Andrea Galvani William Lamson

    The Architecture of the Invisible brings together a set of photographic and audiovisual works…
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  • 19/04/2012
    UN VOYAGE IMMOBILE
    Helene Gerster

    Between mind and city

    Cross the threshold into the unexpected. Beyond this point lies…
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  • 19/01/2012
    KAC: ALBA & EDUNIA
    Eduardo Kac

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery is proud to present Quo Artis Foundation, created by the gallery to promote…
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  • 05/10/2012
    BEHIND THE PORTRAIT
    Group show

    Behind, Before and Around Portraiture

    Portraiture, like landscape, was much more than a traditional…
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Past Exhibitions 2011 Top top

  • 3/12/2010
    CONTIGUITY
    Santiago Rogado

    The work of Giacomo Santiago Rogado, eminently pictorial, consists of a study of contrasts; contrasts between the… Read ›

  • 28/04/2011
    NO ONE WANTS TO BE PART OF A FICTION, AND EVEN LESS SO IF THAT FICTION IS REAL
    Andrea Nacach

    "No one wants to be part of a fiction, and even less so if that fiction is… Read ›

  • 10/06/2011
    CTRL ALT HOME
    Hugo Orlandini

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents the latest works by Hugo Orlandini (1974), a Cuban artist based in… Read ›

Past Exhibitions 2010 Top top

  • 9/09/2010
    SCALE FEELING
    Vitaly Pushnitsky

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents the work of Vitaly Pushnitsky, a Russian artist who lives in St.…
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  • 3/06/2010
    PLAYING IN TIME OF CRISIS

    Derivart were born in 2004 in Barcelona, with the interest in exploring the intersection between…
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  • 12/05/2010
    S.A.D. CO THE BLIND CASTLE
    Tomás Ochoa

    With the exhibition S.A.D. Co The Blind Castle by Tomás Ochoa, Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery…
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  • 09/04/2010
    DES·UBICADOS
    Maider López Miguel Trillo Evru

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents Des·ubicados (Out of place) , show of photography, drawing, sculpture and video. In this selection…
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