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Viewing The Lost Rhino: An Art Installation with Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

When Sudan, the last surviving northern white male rhino, died in 2018, the extinction of the subspecies seemed certain. While two of his female relatives, Najin and Fatun, still survive, neither can carry a pregnancy to term.

But there is hope for the northern whites yet. Scientists who collected semen and eggs from the last living members of the subspecies hope to implant embryos into a female southern white rhino as part of a repopulation programme. If the project is successful, it will change the fate of endangered species around the world. But the plan has raised challenging questions around the ethics of de-extinction.

All of this and more is explored in The Lost Rhino, a free art installation conceived by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg that explores extinction, conservation and advanced new reproductive and genetic technologies at the Natural History Museum. You’ll come face to face with a digitally recreated, life-size northern white rhino, prompting you to question the paradox of our preoccupation with creating new life forms, while neglecting existing ones. This is art at its most urgent. Go before it’s too late!

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19 January 2023 — 19 March 2023
The Wick - Catinca Malaimare, Gamma and Omega hold hands, 2023, performance documentation, Zabludowicz Collection. Photo Tim Bowditch 7
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Viewing Catinca Malaimare: Gamma and Omega hold hands

The Wick - Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads, Simon Lee Gallery, London, Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates
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Viewing Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads

The Wick - Installation view:
Julian Opie, OP.VR@LISSON/London
©Julian Opie, Courtesy Lisson Gallery
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Viewing Julian Opie: OP.VR@LISSON/London

The Wick - Installation view of Mike Nelson, Triple Bluff Canyon (the woodshed), 2004. Various materials. M25, 2023. Found tyres. Photo: Matt Greenwood. Courtesy the artist and the Hayward Gallery.
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Viewing Nike Nelson: ‘Extinction Beckons’

The Wick - My Reality is Different, 2022 (detail);
Animation chamber, 9-channel installation, sound: 25.15 mins
© Nalini Malani; Photo: Luke Walker
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Viewing Nalini Malani: My Reality is Different

The Wick - ‘Collect’, the annual international fair produced by the Crafts Council at Somerset House in London, showcasing contemporary craft and design from 40 galleries and works from over 400 artists. Picture date: Wednesday March 1, 2023. PA Photo. The 19th edition of ‘Collect’ features textile, jewellery, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fibre art, and glass made in the last five years. The fair runs from March 3 – 5, alongside online presentations of all participating galleries in partnership with online art marketplace, Artsy until March 12. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire.
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Viewing Collect art fair