Gregor Mendel

The Genius of Genetics

Caterina Albano & Marina Wallace

Published by Artakt, 2002

ISBN: 3-9501590-0-2


This exhibition project and its related publication went beyond the romantic myth of the cloistered monk undertaking incongruous experiments with peas; it looked at Mendel’s background and the driving force behind his scientific discovery. The exhibition explored Mendel the man and what led to the formulation of his laws of heredity setting the history of genetics within our contemporary context, involving in the debate scientists and artists in an innovative and stimulating way.

With contributions from: Kim Nasmyth; Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza; Paul Khan and Martin Kemp

Artists: Gerhard Lang; Matilda Downs; herman de vries; Cornelia Hesse-Honegger; Rob Kesseler; Susan Derges and Christine Borland


Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name shown at the Abby of St Thomas, Brno May 2002 – May 2003