By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro (CCBB RJ) will host Australian visual artist Patricia Piccinini's exhibition "ComCiência" from April 29th through June 27th. Blending hyper-realism and surrealism Piccinini's, at times controversial, sculptures and works include human-animal-plant hybrid figures and anthropomorphized machines, used to address what the artist sees as the changing definitions of natural and artificial in modern-day society.

Inspired by interests including biotechnology, evolutionary biology, genetic engineering, and genetic mutation, Piccinini's works ask viewers to question the effects . . .

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