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Gallery talk: “Eva Petrič: Our Last Race”

  • Arcade Contemporary Art Projects, Webster University Gateway Campus 812 Olive Street St. Louis, MO 63101 (map)
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Webster University’s Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery presents “Eva Petrič: Our Last Race” on view October 3-November 22, 2019.
Artist’s Gallery Talk October 4, 12 p.m.
Free reception October 4, 6-9 p.m.
Free Artist Q&A Sessions October 5, 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m./Free gallery talks 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. & 1:30-2 p.m. as part of the IT19 Bus Tours
Eva Petrič: Our Last Race.” Are we in Our Last Race? Will genetic engineering and DNA manipulation unlock possibilities for adaption to changing circumstances so that we can “win” the last race, and remain here on Earth? What will be the price? Will we sacrifice humanity as we know it, as Stephen Hawking warned? According to one of his last articles published by The Sunday Times, humans who-for whatever reason-would not undergo the processes of improving through genetic engineering, would be unable to compete, dieing out of becoming unimportant. What part of our web of human connection will we lose? What part would you hold up to protect?
Eva Petrič, originally from Slovenia, is a multimedia artist working and living in between New York City and Vienna. She works in textiles (primarily lace and mesh), photography, video, performance and installation. She holds a BA in psychology and visual art from Webster University in Vienna, 2005 and an MFA in new media from Transact Institute New York /Berlin, 2010. Petrič characterizes the content of her work is to create space: physical space, mental space, visible space inside space, imaginary space, metaphorical space, all defined by atmosphere. Visually breathtaking and conceptually awe-inspiring, Petrič’s work brings viewers together through one thing we all share, shadows.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T & Th 12-5 p.m., F 4-8 p.m