Temptation of Immortality – Main Exhibition

A rapid development of genetic engineering and biomedicine changes our perception of health care and the ageing process. Should we consider ageing and, in consequence, infirmity and death, as an illness that should be treated? How long do we want to live and to what extent will the answer to this question influence the social reality of tomorrow?

This exhibition takes a closer look at the phenomenon of longevity, as well as myths and dreams of immortality deeply rooted in our culture. By analysing the current state of knowledge, it raises questions concerning the life expectancy limits, both in the context of biology and ethics. Visitors will have a chance to see critical design and art&science projects that reflect on the future of medicine and role of the elderly in the family and local community. 

reators taking part in the exhibition: Ann-Kristin Abel, Murray Ballard, Drew Berry, Arjan Brentjes, Raoul Bretzel, Michael Burton, Anna Citelli, Amy Congdon, Rafał Dominik, Goliath Dyèvre, Agi Haines, Bart Hess, Małgorzata Gurowska, Jenny Lee, Susana Cámara Leret, Stanisław Łoboziak, Michiko Nitta, Marilène Olivier, Olga Matras, Aleksandra Mierzwa, Wiesław L. Nowiński, Jaemin Paik, Pani Jurek, PLEIX, Mike Thompson, Quentin Vaulot, Danny Warner, Karolina Żyniewicz

also: BLUE ZONES ®, The Biomedical Equipment Science Club of Warsaw University of Technology, The Copernicus Science Centre Biological Laboratory, World of VR, Alzheimer’s Research UK

Partners: British Council, Necki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Cortland Sp. z o.o.

When and where?

01.09 8.30 – midnight
02-04.09 12:00 p.m. – 11.30 p.m.
Copernicus Science Centre, 1st floor

Free admission

Rafał Kosewski Cooperation:
dr hab. Jan Brzeski, Agnieszka Gaczkowska,
dr Joanna Jeśman Coordinator:
Zofia Orłowska