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bio art

Not All Microbes

Employing bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms in their work, a number of contemporary artists are exploring—and challenging—the common associations of microbial life with danger.

Going Green

Seeing plants as conduits for cooperation and memory, artist Conrad Ventur maps connections between plant care and contemporary concerns about climate, politics, and the economy.

Sowing Discourse

These artists probe the politics of plants, showing how histories of forced labor and agricultural extraction continue to go hand in hand.