Gene Culture: Molecular Metaphor in Visual Art

Posted on Aug 14, 2012
Gene Culture: Molecular Metaphor in Visual Art

This paper addresses visual art’s relationship to genetics and its attendant metaphorical representation. By diagramming models of the ways in which DNA is visualized and comprehended as a system of signs, parallel conceptions between art history’s engagement with abstraction, recontextualization, and duplication is compared to genetic process and laboratory experimentation.