By Ingeborg Reichle
Is technological know-how the hot artwork? ranging from this provocative query, artwork historian Ingeborg Reichle examines in her ebook attention-grabbing responses of latest artists while confronted with contemporary clinical and technological advances. within the final 20 years an increasing number of artists has left the conventional inventive playground to paintings as a substitute in medical contexts similar to the laboratories of molecular biology, robotics, and synthetic existence. New artwork varieties like Transgenic artwork" and "Bio-Art have emerged from the laboratory. those paintings types fluctuate dramatically from conventional inventive methods that discover the normal: they've got crossed the limits among the synthetic and the traditional, and therefore galvanize passionate debates concerning the growing to be effect of technological know-how and expertise. this primary finished survey offers a well-selected variety of major works of art and with over 280 color illustrations offers a wide evaluation of this new and suitable improvement in art.