Anicka Yi: The Flavor Genome

Alongside the exhibition, New Eden: Science Fiction Mythologies Transformed, ArtScience Museum is presenting a screening of the 3D film, The Flavor Genome by renowned artist, Anicka Yi. The film furthers the artist’s exploration of hybridity and the porous boundaries between species.

Deep within the Amazon rainforest, an elusive mythical flower is said to have miraculous sense-altering properties. Anicka Yi's 22-minute film follows a chemist who attempts to extract the mythical flower’s chemicals with the aim of enabling humans to experience the emotions of different species in nature. The artist suggests that our senses could be changed through biotechnology thus making us more empathetic with the living entities around us.

South Korean artist Anicka Yi combines science, technology and creativity to craft immersive installations that often employ the sense of smell. She draws on biochemistry, anthropology, and philosophy, to explore themes such artificial intelligence, migration, and climate change, often using unorthodox, living materials. Her work has been shown at Tate Modern in London, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland and numerous other museums, as well as being featured in the Whitney Biennial in 2016 and Venice Biennale in 2019 and many other important exhibitions.


10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm, 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm and 6.30pm

Image courtesy of the artist and 47 Canal, New York and Gladstone Gallery, New York/Brussels. On loan from Julia Stoschek Foundation, Berlin/ Düsseldorf.

21 Oct 2023 – 3 Mar 2024
Daily: 10am – 7pm
(Last entry at 6pm)
ArtScience Museum, Level 3
The Flavor Genome is rated M18 (mature 18) for depictions of nudity and is restricted to persons 18 years and above. Complimentary tickets are available only to New Eden: Science Fiction Mythologies Transformed ticket holders, and can be collected in person at the New Eden: Science Fiction Mythologies Transformed entrance on Level 3, subject to ID checks.

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