Crossing Over

Exchanges in art & biotechnologies

Edited by Caterina Albano

Published by Artakt, 2008

ISBN: 978-0-9542416-1-2

80pp catalogue with full colour 16pp insert, presented in slipcase


Crossing Over is an exhibition of contemporary art bringing together
art, design and biotechnologies. Integrated in the fabric of the Royal
Institution building, artworks by eleven artists and designers
investigate the metaphors, potentialities and anxieties of genetic
manipulation and bioengineering. The catalogue includes essays on
the single artworks by Caterina Albano and contributions by Sarah
Franklin who considers the development of biotechnologies, and by
Richard Ashcroft who reflects on the ethical implications of

biotechnologies and on the role of the visual arts in the debate.

With contributions from Susan Greenfield, Caterina Albano, Sarah Franklin and Chris Mason.

Artists: Anne Brodie, Alex Bunn, Eggebert and Gould, Material Beliefs (Elio Caccavale, Tobie Kerridge, Jimmy Loizeau, and Susanne
Soares), Kathleen Rogers, Carl Stevenson, Phoebe von Held.

Supported by: The Wellcome Trust, The Arts Council of England and
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.


Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name shown at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, 2 October 2008 – 21 November 2008.