Participants: Aksinia Peycheva, Antoni Raizhekov, Marta Dzhurina and Pepa Ivanova
Curators: Martina Yordanova and Günther Seifried
March 4-28, 2021
Manifestations of Abundance is a bio art exhibition that aims to transform abstract research postulates into tangible and shared experiences. The artists Aksinia Peycheva, Antoni Raizhekov, Marta Dzhurina and Pepa Ivanova combine insights from art, science and philosophy, developing an unusual confrontation on a wide range of issues related to human existence.
The project examines the emerging opportunities of biotechnology in combination with other disciplines and areas of development. In the modern world, it is impossible to think about the sciences of life outside the concepts of political economy. Economic growth, productivity and value creation are seen as an alliance between state-funded research, the new technology market and financial capital. The implications of these changes are explored through an interdisciplinary approach, taking into account artistic responses, suggestions and reflections, as well as relevant discourses and practices in the sciences, in order to develop a critical understanding of the challenging issues of economics and biology.
The exhibition coincides with the global pandemic of COVID-19, which has a huge impact on individuals, communities and societies, on culture, economy, ecology and other areas. We are witnessing a remarkable global interaction between the complex and dynamic manifestations of current coronavirus activity and the equally complex and dynamic economic processes.