Art Enlightening Immunology - Exhibition and presentations

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Dear friends,

For all of you in Amsterdam coming Thursday 30th of August I invite you to come to Waag to the opening at 20.00 of a short exhibition with works of three great artists Marta de Menezes, Herwig Turk and Andrew Carnie: Art Enlightening Immunology.
For that occasion Nina Czegledy on behalf of the Leonardo Network will be in Amsterdam to open the exhibition and toast on the 50th aniversary of Leonardo and all the people involved that make so much interactions between the arts adn sciences possible.

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Marta de Menezes, Herwig Turk and Andrew Carnie present art works that they developed as part of the Enlight-Ten research consortium.

ENLIGHT-TEN is an EU funded project that provides cross-disciplinary training in immunology and big data analysis. The twelve ENLIGHT-TEN PhD students investigate the function of regulatory T cells, specific white blood cells that have an important role e.g. in avoiding autoimmune diseases. ENLIGHT-TEN has invited three artists with a long-standing practice of working with scientific knowledge and artefacts to produce immunology inspired art works.

Often their works are produced in laboratories, be it of scientific research groups or of their own. De Menezes work for this exhibition involves working with T cells themselves; Herwig Turk’s work is again a reflection on the immortality of nature through the understanding of the 'unmortality' of DNA and a simultaneous analysis of the immune system as biological defence system and the way human language describes it in military wordings; Andrew Carnie’s creates print media derived from human pathogen microorganisms.


Arts Enlightening Immunology will open on 30 August in Amsterdam. Join us for the opening on 30 August 20:00 when the artists Marta de Menezes, Herwig Turk and Andrew Carnie present their work. The exhibition will be accessible daily from 31 August until 5 September at the Waag in Amsterdam, from 12:00 till 16:00 hrs.

Entrance is free.

Enlight-Ten and Art Enlightening Immunology has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No.:[masked]

Looking forward to welcome you!