Thursday, September 24, 2009

Darwin Endless Forms

I intended to mention this earlier, but summer time seems to slow my brain and make it hard to concentrate... but there is an exhibition going on in Cambridge –(anyone have an extra plane ticket?): Darwin Endless Forms takes a look at Charlie's effect and influence on the art world.

To think that Charlie's idea started to come around when the idea of art was changing is pretty interesting. No longer was art needed to recreate the real world (camera's could do that), but artists could create their own version of the world. I think that the idea of evolution could have helped free art, and artists, from the existing, old world structure. Art for art's sake.

This site offers a wonderful social media companion to the exhibit – a podcast series, an online photo album and the chance to participate in an online “Darwin-themed” book club! There is also the ‘Entangled Bank,” an interactive opportunity for you to learn where participants are encouraged to follow how life changes over time by observing plant life and documenting the change by taking pictures and submitting them to the website.

Have you gone to this exhibit? We'd love to hear your take!

1 comment:

  1. This was one of the exhibits I missed when in Cambridge in July, but here are some photos of the banners outside the museum: