Reminder: Opening The Art of Deception

Can a ghost organ be a blank canvas for designers?

Join us on October 27th in Mediamatic's Sluisdeurenloods for the official opening of The Art Of Deception - a collaboration between artist and designer Isaac Monté and professor Toby Kiers (VU Amsterdam). A collection of 18 transformed pig hearts that challenge contemporary notions of beauty and offer a vision on society's pursuit for perfection.

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After the opening you are welcome to join Isaac Monté at Biotalk: Adorning the Internal.


Missing Heart Poster -

The Art of Deception

Humans use deception to achieve perfection in society, art and science. Reacting to this through art, Isaac Monté (BE) and Toby Kiers (US) have taken discarded pig hearts and transformed them into elegant vessels for new life.

Kiers and Monté explore how biological interventions and aesthetic manipulation can be used as tools for the ultimate deception: the transformation of inner beauty, from grotesque to perfect. Can the ghost organ be a blank canvas for designers? Can organs be objects of design? Will humans be able to manipulate organs for aesthetic purposes?

The Art of Deception was commissioned by Bio Art & Design Awards, with the support of ZonMw (The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development).

Opening: The Art of Deception
27 October 17:30 - 20:00
Free entrance
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam

After the opening you can join the Biotalk: Adorning the Internal with presentations by Isaac Monté and Mandy van Elzen.

Exhibition on display:
4th October 2016 - 14 February 2017
Daytime opening hours:
Wed - Fri : 17:00 - 19:00 - Sat + Sun: 15:00 - 19:00 and during events.

Coming Up

3 Nov. - Odorama: It's Pheromones! | 5 Nov. - Museumnacht | 11 Nov. - Zuursalon
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