Abstract

Responding to advances in the brain sciences, numerous artists are now engaged in art-neuroscience collaborations, taking the brain as an object of creative representation or adopting the tools of neuroscience. This article reviews several prominent works of ‘brain art,’ examining their critical cultural potentials in relationship to the tenets of New Materialism. The discussion results in recommendations for a Critical NeuroArt to contribute to the burgeoning field of Critical Neuroscience. Analysis of two representative artworks, including the author‘s own computational work, Neuro News Generator, provides examples of how NeuroArt might proceed.

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